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Teaching Junk

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Absolutely changed the way I teach! If you are a secondary level English teacher, you must read this! I feel inspired.

Stenhouse Publishers: Readicide


The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.

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Awesome blog post about using interactive student notebooks to support close reading... Musings from the Middle School: Interactive Student Notebooks and Close Reading... A Perfect Pair!

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Make ‘Em Count


Videos, Formative Assessments, Homework Assignments, for Every Common Core standard are available free on OpenEd.com!

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iHeartLiteracy: Technology in the Classroom

iHeartLiteracy: Technology in the Classroom


Netflix for kid's eBooks. Free forever to Teachers and Librarians!

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Distinguished scholar-teachers Amy and Leon Kass demonstrate how short stories, speeches, and songs can be used to enhance civic education and how a pedagogical approach that stresses learning through inquiry can make primary sources come alive for students of all ages.

Home -- What So Proudly We Hail, a project for civic education


Great use of interactive notebooks in Language Arts for the intermediate grades.

The Middle School Mouth: More on Interactive Notebooks


Middle School

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Essay Grading

10 Tips for Efficient Essay Grading | Simply Novel Teaching Ideas


Interactive Language Arts Notebook -Table of Contents from "The Middle School Mouth" blog

The Middle School Mouth: Interactive Notebooks in Language Arts


Vocabulary - Emotions!!!! So good for essays, yooooooooooooooo!

La rueda de las emociones | Recursos Online



1000 Life Hacks


My 2014-15 Syllabus (created at piktochart.com)--... this format

2014-15 Syllabus


Soundtrack of Your Life: Lesson plan, handouts, clear objectives and more. I can't wait to try this!

LitTunes Lesson Plans / Soundtrack of Your Life


Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School

Who's Who and Who's New: Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School


How to Tackle a Long Text Anchor Chart. This is a great anchor chart to help students with test taking!

The Scoop at School (The Good Life)


Created for Learning: 18 Things to Consider When Decorating Your Secondary Classroom

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Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies. This project is so simple, and you can do it with any novel. This example is for Where the Red Fern Grows. This could be modified for use with Golden Sowers - summarize each book, etc.

Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies


Amazing ideas for a Language Arts Interactive Notebook - FINALLY one for middle school! Will mesh nicely with Common Core!

The Middle School Mouth: Interactive Notebooks - Yet Again


SmallWorld: 100 Not-Boring Writing Prompts for Middle- and High Schoolers

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Middle School Teacher to Literacy Coach: Some More Anchor Charts

Some More Anchor Charts


I have been looking for an online teacher planner. I believe Planboard is the Holy Grail.

Planboard - Lesson planning made easy for teachers


Middle school classroom stuff

Mrs. Parziale's Mathematics Website - Classroom Procedures