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Using Novels In Your Classroom Part 6: Integrating Novels Into Any Subject

Using Formative Writing in Any Subject

Hidden Gems: A Series of Unfortunate Events & FREEBIE

Now that Netflix has made A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket into a TV series, the books are making a comeback. Of course, they were wildly popular when they were first published!  The Bad Beginning, the first book in the series, is one of my very...

How to Teach Close Reading with Logic Puzzles

One of my favorite things in school was logic puzzles. I know many people dislike them, but they are the ultimate close reading activity. I used them all them time with my students to help improve their reading skills. To solve a logic problem, you have to closely...

How to Use Interactive Notebooks as Reading Support

 Interactive notebooks seem to be a love/hate issue with teachers. At first, I just thought they would waste a lot of class time. What I didn't realize was how much they would increase student engagement or how I could use them to support the content in...

Create Beautiful Valentine Mailboxes with Students

A great art project for Valentine's Day is designing a mailbox for students' valentines.  So many students really need to work on fine motor skills - even in 5th grade - and designing a valentine bag is a fun and easy project.  I used paper bags for mailboxes, but...

Improve Text-Based Essays in 5 Simple Steps

Are your students struggling to use evidence in their writing?  Are you preparing for a state writing test, such as MACS or FSA Writes?  Whether you are teaching DBQs or paired passages, teachers can use the TEACH method to break down the writing process.  The TEACH...

10 Must-Have Nonfiction Books for Every Elementary Classroom

Are you having trouble getting some students to read? For your fiction lovers, there are so many popular series right now - Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, and Percy Jackson to name a few.Some of your reluctant readers might prefer nonfiction. While there is...

10 Easy Ways to Use Photos in the Classroom

An easy way to freshen up your classroom is with photos!  Most phones today have a great camera, but instant cameras have also made a comeback.  Polaroid or Fuji cameras are both popular and relatively inexpensive instant cameras.  The convenience of...

The Ultimate Popular Music Guide for American History

Do you want to hook your students on American history?  Integrating music into social studies can be a great way to get kids interested in history.  Teachers can use both songs from the time period and songs about historical events.  Songs can be used as an...

5 Strategies for Struggling Readers

As much as I love to read, sometimes I dreaded teaching reading.  I was reading by four and everything in language arts came easily to me - it just clicked.  When I had students that didn't improve their reading with my strategies, I didn't understand why.  Now that I...

Top 10 Things To Do Before Winter Break

Who is counting down the days more - your students or you?!  Before you leave for the holiday break, consider finishing these 10 things to prepare your classroom for January.  Then you can enjoy your winter break without doing any classwork!...

6 Easy Steps to Make a Bulletin Board “Present”

It is always nice to change the decoration in your room. It is like changing your hair - the kids always notice! In our building, decor just does NOT stay on the wall. EVER. As much as I might want to decorate, it just is too much hassle....

Improve Number Sense Quickly with Shut the Box

Is your class working on building number sense?  Shut the Box is the perfect game to play to build addition and subtraction skills.  It also helps students understand "part part whole."  Even better, you can modify the game layout of Shut the Box to...

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