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Kids will LOVE this. Fun video and rap about the elements of a story. Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme.

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Stories have a Beginning Middle and End Video on Youtube

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Punch holes in the papers of students who are off-task during group work. Gives you a reminder when assigning participation grades later without having to stop and make a note of the issue.

Hole Punch | The Comprehensible Classroom

Storybots Youtube Channel - Tons of great educational songs. Everything from letters to the human body to the solar system to animals. The kids love these.

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Diphthongs are two vowels in which one sound glides toward the other, digraphs can be vowel pairs or consonant pairs that make one sound

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Full of great ideas to help you teach character traits in reading.

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great video for President's Day

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Great videos for brain breaks.

20 Brain Break Clips: Movin' and Groovin'! -

How to Utilize Legos in Home School - List of links to ideas of how to use legos for learning. Has a little of everything, including Bible and Geography!

How to Utilize Legos in Home School

Instead of a science fair...a reading fair! This is fabulous! Definitely want to do this school- wide!

Reading Fair Projects- Pt.2

Engage your students in fun reading activities this school year. Instead of having a science fair at your school, have a reading fair instead. This example shows a student’s reading fair project for the book “The Chocolate Touch” written by Patrick Skene Catling.

Reading Fair Projects- Pt.2

This is a fun way to have the little ones remember the H digraphs: wh, sh, ch, and th. It is a cute little story I once learned at a workshop. You ...

H Brothers (Digraphs)

OMGosh! Excellent video on keeping voices down in the classroom. This guy is (stinkin) hilarious!

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Hula hoop Venn diagram on a window ~use sticky notes :o)

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Grades 4-8. Interactive Reading Notebooks: Informational Text ~ Teaching Nonfiction Strategies for Common Core. Some topics: main idea, outlining nonfiction, summarizing, author's purpose, text structure (description, problem/solution, cause/effect, order/sequence, compare/contrast, persuasion techniques, primary and secondary sources, nonfiction text features. Includes Common Core Alignment and 14 original nonfiction passages for teaching each strategy. $9

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The Best Kids Science Experiments to Try at Home

rock painting! summer survival kids crafts - A girl and a glue gun

Follow A girl and a glue gun

Love this! Maybe do this outside class door and change the theme each month. Idiom, simile, personification, etc...maybe even grammar. Maybe offer extra credit for edit/revision of the week...or if kids bring in something with a typo/punctuation mistake.

Language Arts Anchor Charts

Dropbox cheat sheet

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LEGO Word Family Sorting ~ Don't just sort words on paper! Sort them with DUPLO LEGO bricks. They are hands-on and very colorful! | This Reading Mama

LEGO Word Family Sorting

Level It Books. App that tells you the DRA level just by scanning it!

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Clever Back to School Bulletin Board Ideas #DIY #Classroom Decorating |

Clever Back to School Bulletin Board Ideas - Crafty Morning

A Reading Fair! (vs. Science Fair?)

School Reading Fair Projects- 2013

Would be cool to adapt this for Mathematician of the Month

Follow The Teacher Garden

Letter Sounds Race - Inspiration Laboratories