A "Quotation Station" for a middle school Language Arts classroom. Each week I place a new quote on the hanging chalkboard and have the kids copy the quote down in a section of their binder. Whenever there is "free time" I have the students refer to the quotes and practice their explanatory/connection making skills.
Planning for Next Year: Organizing the Year, the Day's Topics & Lesson Plans | What I Have Learned. A great blog post about how to do long term planning and translate it into short term planning. Teacher Planning | Classroom Planning | Teacher Organization | Organized Teacher | Curriculum Planning | Teacher Planner | Common Core Curriculum