6th grade ideas

6th grade ideas

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FREE Call Backs (Attention Getters) for the primary classroom

Using Call Backs After Spring Break (FREEBIE!)


Reading Marathon - 110 minutes of reading and writing. 11 rounds of activities. Such a cool idea! WOW! This is terrific as students read for ten minutes, then do an activity. TERRIFIC to include during the first couple weeks of school...reading IS fun!!

Fabulous in Fifth!


Use colored dots to make groups easy. Put a different colored dot on each desk in a group. When you need to have a student from each table do something, you can simply ask for all the green dots to bring you the papers from their group.

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Wild about fifth grade: Using Reading Exit Slips to provide purpose & accountability during independent reading time

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writing prompt... good first day get to know you thing to do... great for upper grades.... decorate the English folder! @Christy Polek Polek Polek Polek Polek Polek Polek Polek Wopat and @Sarah Chintomby Chintomby Chintomby Chintomby Chintomby Chintomby Chintomby Chintomby Turnbull -- perhaps the first day when starting our writing journal ideas

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An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project! Students make their own book listing for a novel they have read. They write a summary, select important quotes, write a review, and more!

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Read about how "Paragraph of the Week" writing homework helped improve my students' writing!

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If you need a great game to teach punctuation, don't miss this one! It's fun and kids love it! Other games and two grammar freebies are here too!

Dragon's Den Curriculum: BUG OUT!


Would your students rather be chased by a rhino or a hippo? Would your students rather have a pet chimpanzee or python? These are just a couple of the intriguing questions your class will ponder during this complete 4-week opinion-writing unit! $

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What to Do When You're Done With a Lesson But Not With Class Time

Alternatives to Free Time at the End of Class


Technology Exit Slips - perfect for upper elementary and middle school! ANY SUBJECT!

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Making Grading Faster: Homework Oopsies

Making Grading Faster: Homework Oopsies


Frindle! 87 page packet of ready to print student worksheets. Aligned with the Common Core. Extra bonus article about the Bill of Rights and freedom of speech and freedom of the press with questions and answers. A great way to integrate ELA with social studies!

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Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage -- mystery in the Deep South -- love the characters

Artistry of Education: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage


So What's the Big Deal? Getting to the Main Idea - helping students with the demands of Reading Informational Standard 2.

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Character Traits using Despicable Me and Brave clips

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Good to help students decipher between these: character feelings/character traits

Absolutely awesome website!!!


Vocabulary Activities

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Looking for a new book report that will motivate your students to work for extra bonus points? Use these ready to print tri-fold worksheets with any fiction book. priced item.

Book Report Trifold Use With Any Book


Quotation Mark Showdown Task Cards (free)

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SERIOUSLY, how have I never heard of this website before? This site is FULL of wonderful interactive reading strategy games...

WPSU Education - Blue Ribbon Readers


Reading: Theme Anchor Chart

Common themes - theme related questions


Free Fall Math Word Problem Puzzlers from Laura Candler

Puzzling Problems for Fall