an 8 x 11 sized "poster" created to help my second grade students to remember to write better sentences. It helps them to remember to include details in their sentences and try to paint a picture with words, including verbs, adjectives, nouns, etc.
Get to know you games
Great back to school ice breaker: get to know you game idea. When it is your turn reach into your bag of MMs. Answer the question corresponding to the color for everyone to hear. Eat your MM!
extra- This is a list of Pixar (and other) cartoon shorts that could be used to teach reading strategies. There are also graphic organizers to go with them. What a great way to get (and keep) the kids' attention!
Writing about Reading Anchor Chart- It gives students sentences that provoke feelings about their books. What they liked, didn't like, what they weren't sure about and how they felt after reading.
Site for Writer's Workshop ideas - mini lessons, genre units (complete with publication and celebration), writer's notebook setup (binders), and more.
Shades of feelings. Paint samples can have different levels of feelings on each shade. The darker the shade, the great the feeling.This can be used in session with the client to bring awareness to the different levels or shades of emotions.
Your mind will BLOOM, thanks to this free Bloom's Taxonomy Flip Chart. Bloom's is so important in the classroom. Using verbs from Bloom's allows for higher order questioning.