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How To Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry Activity

How To Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry Activity

Back when I first began teaching, magnetic poetry kits were all the rage - but they were pretty pricey. Today, they are still pricey - and harder to find. Teachers can make their own magnetic poetry kits for just a fraction of the cost of store bought kits! By making...

Poetry to Use in Your American History Class

Poetry to Use in Your American History Class

Understanding poetry is an important skill for students to learn, but if your students are like mine many of them "hate" poetry. From experience I can tell you most of the groans come from students who don't really know what poetry is. In addition, a lot of poetry is...

Save Valuable Time with Printable Labels

Save Valuable Time with Printable Labels

Organizing your classroom can be fun if you enjoy decorating - but it can also be very stressful during the school year. When you have a million things to do, printing, laminating cutting, taping, etc. eats up a lot of precious time. Instead of making card stock...

Complete Practice for 6th Grade ELA State Testing

Complete Practice for 6th Grade ELA State Testing

As ELA state testing draws closer, many teachers begin to worry if their students are ready for the test. Instead of worrying, try reviewing with engaging test prep activities that allow you to see where your students need more support! So many of the practice...

5 Fast Ways to Review for 5th Grade ELA State Tests

5 Fast Ways to Review for 5th Grade ELA State Tests

Are you looking for some fun ways to engage students in test prep activities? Try using games to get students involved in test review! Having a set of games is best, because students can be broken into small groups to rotate through the activities. Limiting students...

Complete Review Practice for 4th Grade ELA State Tests

Complete Review Practice for 4th Grade ELA State Tests

As state testing sneaks up on us, teachers start to wonder what else they can do to prepare their students. There are so many reading and language standards to cover before testing! 4th grade Florida teachers also have to make sure students are prepared for the...

Comprehensive Practice for 3rd Grade ELA Test Prep

Comprehensive Practice for 3rd Grade ELA Test Prep

Every year, I dreaded the countdown to FSA state testing. There was never enough time to fit everything in - or at least teach all concepts to mastery. In addition, cramming in test prep just seemed rushed and, well, not very effective. It occurred to me that I did...

5 Fun Ways to Use Test Prep in the Classroom

5 Fun Ways to Use Test Prep in the Classroom

Whether you teach upper elementary, middle grades, or high school, test prep can either be fun - or a total bore. If you want students to really be engaged, test review needs to be fun and involve as many students as possible. Especially in upper grades, when students...

How to Write Multiple Choice Questions that Make the Grade

How to Write Multiple Choice Questions that Make the Grade

Teachers have a variety of options for summative assessments. Students could create a project designed by the teacher to assess learning, but sometimes teachers just want to give a test to determine which concepts students have mastered. However, to really get a clear...

8 Diverse Books for Middle School

8 Diverse Books for Middle School

For middle school teachers, it can be difficult to find books to add to a classroom library. Some books are too mature for grades 6, 7, and 8, while others seem too babyish. This post features eight books that are perfect for middle grades.All of these books feature...

Hidden Gems: A Wrinkle in Time

Hidden Gems: A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle is a classic novel that really stands the test of time. I recently read this science fiction/fantasy book again and enjoyed it as much as I did when I read it as a kid. Although younger students may be able to read A Wrinkle in...

8 Diverse Books for Upper Elementary Students

8 Diverse Books for Upper Elementary Students

There are so many great books for upper elementary students, but many teachers are purposefully searching for books featuring multicultural and diverse characters. There are many wonderful books for grades 3, 4, and 5, but many of these diverse stories take place in...

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