This non fiction text feature scavenger hunt is the perfect resource to practice and engage!

Text Feature Scavenger Hunt (Informational Text)

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You’re going to enjoy this new product line – Nonfiction Text Feature Scavenger Hunts! In this post, you will see: How the Scavenger Hunt Increases Learning. When to Use the Scavenger Hunt. What’s in the Text Feature Scavenger Hunt? Here’s a quick overview video, and then we’ll get into the details.   Text Feature Scavenger […]

Solving Equations Scavenger Hunt

Solving Equations Scavenger Hunt

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Solving Equations Scavenger HuntThis is a great way to engage middle school math students! solving equations scavenger hunt can help your 7th and 8th grade students in many ways. Do your students need more practice with solving equations with variables on both sides? thumbs-o-up Do you want an active engagement practice activity that is aligned […]

This lesson plan has 2 days of activities to teach about Todd Beamer 9-11

Todd Beamer and 9/11 (September 11th Hero Lesson)

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SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSeptember 11, 2001 was a tragic day in American history. The terror attacks remain a horrific memory for who were alive on 9/11.However, there were many stories of heroism that deserve to be told. Todd Beamer was an American hero on Flight 93 on September 11th. Todd Beamer Lesson Plan BundleThis Todd Beamer lesson plan […]

These growth mindset activities will help you promote grit and determination in your students!

Growth Mindset Activities Bundle [Video and Teaching Resources]

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We created a Growth Mindset Activities Bundle, so you can help students focus on the most important goal of education: learning.As I shared in a previous post, a growth mindset helps students:focus on learning, not just gradestake control of their effortsunderstand the effort is more important than merely being “smart”talent is developed, you aren’t just “good […]

Fluency Warm-Ups for Word Study

Fluency Warm-Ups for Grades 3-6

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  Fluency Warm-Ups for Word Study Fluency Warm-Ups are rolling out! The unit Fluency 2, is in the free Word Study Warm-Ups course and is uploading as I type this sentence. In these fluency warm-ups, students will: Build word recognition skills. Increase automaticity with decoding skills. Discover vowel digraphs. Sort words. Meet the new Professor Pike!     […]

The Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist to get your room going this back to school!

The Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist for Back to School

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This back to school classroom management checklist is designed to help you remember all the caveats of your classroom management! Especially, if you’ve enjoyed your summer break like you should have. However, if you didn’t get the full dose of rejuvenation from summer break, then you need to leave this article. Spend 2 days trying […]

Differentiation in Math Stations

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SaveSaveSaveSaveDifferentiation Stations by Chris Skierski Suppose for a moment that you were teaching someone to ride a bicycle. After a week of teaching and practice, you gave that child a test and discovered that she could not stop well, had trouble balancing, and every time she turned to the left she fell down. What would you […]

Spiral Warmups for Word Study, Vocabulary, Spelling Patterns.

NEWS: Spiral Warmups for Word Study

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We are excited to give to you our newest FREE teaching resource to help engage your students and increase learning! Spiralwarmups.com. It’s word study bundled into 3-6 minutes of no-prep, just turn on and learn warm-ups. The warm-ups are designed to spiral the essential reading and writing skills.   >>Tap Here to Sign Up<<   Daily Word […]

Why Shared Reading is the Most Effective Instructional Activity in the Reading Classroom

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  If you could choose only one Instructional Activity for Reading what would it be? What one strategy would you use to increase reading levels? Would you choose guided reading, reading mini-lessons, read-alouds, or test prep? Well, okay… I know you wouldn’t choose test prep, but what about: leveled texts? reading stations? independent reading with […]

What does summer break say about a teacher's personality?

What does Summer Break say about your Personality?

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  Sure, the quiz is for fun, but it is based on the research for five major personality traits. We’ve reworded them as: the Adventurer the Energizer the Achiever the Compassionate Friend the Calmer We each share aspects from each trait, but summer time really reveals are most inner self…at least for teachers. <<  Attention […]