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Create Dream Explorefrom Create Dream Explore

Beginning of the Year Read Alouds! So excited!

Secondgradealicious: Beginning of the Year Read Alouds! So excited! This book is great for instilling a growth mindset.

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Writing is hard, and writing without repeating yourself is very, very hard—but as you may have already noticed, one of the most repeated words in English is the intensifying modifier "very.

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Sentence Surgery…laminated unedited sentence strips, bandaid strips for ending punctuation, small round bandages for commas and quotations, tongue depressors to mark capitalization, and ‘Emergency Kit’ paper bags w/ red cross on them (to keep surgery supplies). Can be adjusted to use K-6…the kids loved it!

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How do you teach a Growth Mindset? By letting students struggle and share. This activity has been used by thousands of educators to teach Growth Mindset.

Growth Mindset resource and

Keeping Up with Mrs. Harrisfrom Keeping Up with Mrs. Harris

Ambitious Growth Rates and RTI Goals

Ambitious Growth Rates and RTI Goals - How do I use ambitious growth rates to set RTI goals? Read all about it!

Keeping Up with Mrs. Harris: Ambitious Growth Rates and RTI Goals

Lots of great anchor charts here!

The Corner On Character: Anchors-A-Plenty

Edutopiafrom Edutopia

What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

Literacy strategies that waste instructional time include looking up words on lists, prizes for reading, weekly spelling tests, unsupported independent reading, and denial of recess.

What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

Teachers Pay Teachersfrom Teachers Pay Teachers

Editable FREE Bright Polka Dot Monthly Calendars 2016-2017

For my friends who plan WAY ahead!! FREE bright, polka-dot calendar that's editable in Power Point, or print the PDF version.

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My Masterpiece Classroom

What I love most about my classroom is who I share it with. Positive Bulletin Board Confetti High School Bulletin Board Ideas Heatheryish Blog

My Masterpiece Classroom

Free Words Their Way 6 Week Planner

A New Day of Learning: Words Their Way

Words Used to Compare Contrast // Search terms: Teaching text structure, compare contrast, comparing contrasting

Create●Teach●Share: Monday Made It (on Tuesday) + a Freebie

Fun, easy, and engaging activities for teaching Greek and Latin roots. Free printable included!

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Freebie Anchor Chart for Vowel Pairs, Vowel Diphthongs, Vowel Digraphs. Great for emergent readers still learning to decode big words.

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This article shares how teachers' intentional pauses can help students to reflect deeply.

It's What You Don't Say That Counts

what comprehension strategies do kids need to know? use this reading comprehension strategy checklist

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Pinner says, "I created this anchor chart yesterday. My students really enjoyed making their own story "movies" in their minds. They even stated they liked their mental images better than the actual book's illustrations!"

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Transition words

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Why Didn't I Think Of That? 24 Useful Tips

The Crafty Blog Stalker: Why Didn't I Think Of That? 24 Useful Tips

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Ideas for teaching ESL students in the classroom starting with structure and listing out what they will be doing

POSTER: 7 NEW Ideas For Teaching ESL

How digital learning contributes to deeper learning. #infographic

Infographic: 9 Ways Digital Learning Tools Function

Performing in Educationfrom Performing in Education

Why Project-based Learning Should Rule Your School!

Why Project-based Learning Should Rule YOUR School - Fun, real-life activities motivate students! #PBL

Performing in Education: Project-based Learning

Nice lesson plan format

Erica's Ed-Ventures: My First Grade Plan Book

First 20 Days for Reading Workshop.doc

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Visible learning- research shown as an infographic on what makes the difference.

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What do writers write?

The First Grade Parade: Writer’s Workshop Anchor Charts