Questions to Ask About Reading FREEBIE
A post with a FREEBIE to help families with what questions to ask about reading at home with their students. This powerful resource is a game changer!
Writers Workshop Poster: 100 Colorful Words to Use in Place of "Said" - We Are Teachers
Download this colorful mini-poster to display in your writing center or on a classroom wall to showcase 100 words your students can use instead of "said."
The Middle School Mouth
This post is way overdue and I must admit should have probably been one of the first that I posted to help everyone understand my journey with interactive notebooks in language arts. As I have said in the past, there were not many resources available at the beginning of my journey with using interactive notebooks in language arts classes. So...I relied on one of my great friends, Google, to help me search and search and search (you get the picture). What I did find were many sites and bits…
All About Me Pennant
Have students create this pennant at the beginning of the year as a great get to know me activity. I plan to laminate them and hang them up in a banner style in the front of my class. The pennant is made to be printed on 8 1/2" x 11" paper.For an online version to use with Google Classroom follow ...
"Table Texting" is a fun, interactive strategy you can use with any piece of text or topic. The key is to pose a higher-level question that encourages thinking among students. Students respond to the question in writing. The teacher or facilitator collects the papers and redistributes them. Students...
Change Passive Voice to Active Voice
When a sentence is written, it can either be written in active voice or passive voice.Active voice is used when the subject performs the action stated by the verb. For example: Tom changed the flat tire.Passive voice is used when the subject is acted upon by the verb. For example: The tire was changed by Tom.In most cases, writing sentences in passive voice is discouraged because it can obscure the subject of the sentence and confuse the reader. It also creates a wordy and awkward sentence…
Tell Me a Story Tuesday - Teaching with a Mountain View
I am super excited about this new feature on my blog…my sweet hubby helped me name it, and his idea was “Tell Me a Story Tuesday.” And so it is… Here is my vision… In many of my task card sets, I find pictures to use to help students practice essential reading skills in a ... Read more
Shakespearean Slam, Insults & Flattery Contests, for ANY Shakespeare Play, CCSS
(teacherspayteachers.com) If your students are like mine, they struggle with powers of 10. With this fast-paced game, students have fun practicing and mastering this tricky concept. Simply form your students into two teams and project this exciting game! The student who says the correct answer first gets the point.