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Passing Notes to Exchange Ideas

The passing notes activity can be used in math class as well either with word problems, math vocabulary or introducing a concept as a formative assessment activity. Check out this classroom video on Teaching Channel.

This is a great resource for music that can be used in the classroom.  This contains a database of over 3,000 songs for use in the classroom.

This is a great resource for music that can be used in the classroom. This contains a database of over songs for use in the classroom. Classroom Methods and Resources

What's Your Perspective? Challenge the Book Grades 9-12, ELA, Literary Analysis Common Core Standards: ELA.SL.11-12.1c ELA.SL.11-12.4

Teaching Channel - watch teachers at work in their classrooms common core. This teacher teaches in Johnston!

Using "The Sneetches" to teach metaphors. Check out this classroom video on Teaching Channel. Teaching Channel is a video showcase-on the Web and TV-of inspiring teaching practices in America's public schools.

Check out this classroom video on Teaching Channel. Teaching Channel is a video showcase-on the Mentor text - Metaphor Lesson

Writing To Learn In The Classroom--strategy builds students' skills in expressing themselves on paper.

Great tips for those long direct instruction lessons. Using components of the Common Instructional Framework like Writing to Learn and Classroom Talk, here are easy ways to make direct instruction lessons more engaging.

Self Evaluation + Exit Ticket = AWESOME!!

Self Evaluation + Exit Ticket. Have students put a sticky note on this board as an exit ticket and have them put it in the corresponding color as a self evaluation for understanding the material.

Getting kids into more non-fiction. I'll post a crazy fact a day, and if they can bring in a fact for me and show me where they read it (any non-fiction resource, print or digital) I'll put it up for the day with their name. I'm hopeful I can hook them! {image only}...what a great idea!!

If student can bring in a fact and show where they read it (any non-fiction resource, print or digital) put it up on the "Did You Know?" board for the day with their name - great idea to get kids reading nonfiction

Print a thin strip of questions for students to glue in their notebook and answer. Beats trying to copy all the questions from the board (or not writing them down at all!)

Love all of this guy& Interactive Notebook Ideas. Love this idea- print questions for a story on a vertical strip. Students glue in Notebooks and answer questions in complete sentences to the side. The Middle School Mouth: Interactive Notebooks - Again

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