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Teaching Tip: Be Creative with your Bell Ringers

The Best Source EVER for writing prompts. I show them on my interactive white board. New ones added daily. - This is awesome! I love it and would have fun writing daily about these interesting topics!

Entire Pinboard of Photographs to use when working on Inference! This is awesome!....Used it. Great for high functioning

Entire Pinboard of photos to use in teaching inference.I could make a board of different situations and ask questions about body language, emotions, etc

@remind101 is perfect for my 8th graders! It's the most effective way to remind them of assignments and dates without them having my personal cell phone number. :) Let's face it; they always have their phones!

I use in my classroom and love it! I use the app on my phone to easily send group messages to my parents and students without them having my personal number. My parents and students love the short text reminders and the safety of the application.

FANTASTIC story demonstrating different perspectives. The Wolf's Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood - Toby Forward and Izhar Cohen

Terrific list of books for teaching point of view.take this list to your librarian! Fractured Fairy Tales/The Other Story

use mouthwash, floss, toothbrush, and toothpaste to introduce main idea

An awesome main Idea lesson! Unpack these items, discuss how the items might be connected. Then read text and use this lesson to determine main idea and details.

Use these 24 Nonfiction Text (Informational Text) Feature Task Cards as a supplemental activity to increase your students' understanding and to help them to use nonfiction resources more effectively. Each of these 24 cards includes a nonfiction text feature term, a short definition, and a writing task. 18 different Text Features are included.   The cards are correlated with RI 3.5, 3.7, and 4.7 Common Core Standards. $

Nonfiction Text Features Task Cards for Informational Text

Reflect & Refine: Building a Learning Community: It's Almost Time for Our Annual Picture Book Event: Picture Book 10 for 10

Reflect & Refine: Building a Learning Community: Picture Book 10 for Picture Book Magic 10 favorite authors and illustrators

Use a read aloud as one mentor text for all fiction comprehension skills

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Use a read aloud as one mentor text for all fiction comprehension skills and to model writing

"A Poem Is..." {by Disney}  This is a great little video inspiring children to fall in love poetry.  It would be a great introductory piece to the unit.

A Poem is.by Disney. videos to inspire children to love poetry! The use Langston Hughes' poem April Rain Song! Perfect for spring;