Free Editable Reading Management Binder
Use this reading management binder to plan and organize your reading workshop. Includes a wide variety of pages to make planning easier.
DIY Lesson Plan Book (and Pinterest Inspired Presidents)
DIY POST-IT NOTE PLAN BOOK....Oh yeah! The meat and potatoes of this post....my lesson plan book which I am in LOVE with! In the past I h...
Showing Evidence Freebies
Hi y'all! I got an early start on working in the classroom this morning and I finished my evidence board. We are constantly working on ways...
3 Secrets for Teaching Character Traits – Teacher Trap
Character Study Made Easy! Here are the 3 secrets of teaching character traits so that students really get it!
Kicking off our poetry studies... - The Teacher Studio
When I grew up, poetry was all about rhymes, and rules, and patterns. I remember writing couplets. And cinquains. And all sorts of other “rule” poems where the pattern was more important than the message. Times have changed in my world–and although we READ a million types of poems in my class, we really focus […]
Using Games to Teach Parts of Speech - The Teacher Next Door
Have you ever found yourself thinking, “I just can’t wait to teach grammar?” I mean, we know that grammar is important and that we do need to teach it, but let’s be honest…It’s not usually one of the more exciting subjects to teach. That’s why I came up with some games, to make teaching parts […]
I made this poster for my students to refer back to when engaging in close reading. I see these strategies being used daily! They especially love the post-its! (Annotating poster coming soon.)
How to Annotate Text, Annotations, FREE Sticky Note Method Handout with Bookmark
Help your high school students sharpen the close reading skills they need with this FREE handout.
Anchor Charts: A Story Map of Learning
Each school year a unique mix of middle school students enter the doors of my classroom. Each with a story, each with different strengths, each with different weaknesses. I never take this responsibility lightly because what this means for me, as their teacher, is that I don't get to take the already published book off the shelf and write the same story as I did last year. Instead, we create and co-author a new story together. A story that I could never dream up or predict until it happens…
Topic Sentences - Teaching with a Mountain View
I am so lucky to be working side-be-side with the creator of an incredible writing program this year, and this topic sentences lesson is one big reason why! She and a former colleague (who I taught 3rd grade with) created the entire school-wide curriculum, and it is so cohesive! I'm LOVING it. I love having ... Read more