Cover photo
A Smith
Works at Intermediate Grades
762 followers|2,148,393 views


A Smith

Shared publicly  - 
Spring is Around the Corner!
With SPRING right around the corner (HURRY UP SPRING!!), are you  ready for some Spring cleaning--cleaning out your bookshelves that is?  I have enjoyed doing a little book swap with my students for the last two years!! Download it for free. And, have some ...
Middle School Teacher
Middle Grades ELA Teacher--12 years. My blog is a means to share information with various grade levels about various topics--a multi-level teaching blog to provide valuable info (most of the time) but also my random ramblings, funny stories (or funny at the time...), and other tidbits to read! 
Basic Information
  • Intermediate Grades
    Teacher, 2001 - present
A Smith's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend. - An Open Marketplace for Original Lesson Plans ... -- 700,000+ free and priced teaching resources created by teachers for download including lesson plans, unit plans,

INNOVATIVE CONNECTIONS: Fall Freebies and Back-To-School

Hi, everyone! Have you been getting back into the swing of things at school? Maybe you are still enjoying your summer vacation!! I'm back fu

INNOVATIVE CONNECTIONS: Sweet Secondary Teaching Blogs and Pinterest!!

Bio: Welcome! I am Connie from Teach it Write. I am a retired English teacher and I'm thrilled to now write curriculum full time that I love

Common Core Classrooms: Recounting Fables FREEBIE!

Part of the second grade Common Core standards is recounting fables and fairy tales. We have actually have already done a bunch of work with

Vocabulary Pamphlet Foldable (Version 2) - Ann Marie Smith

Learning vocabulary terms can be easy when students really dig in and learn the words. So, let your kids create pamphlets for their vocabula

INNOVATIVE CONNECTIONS: Dry Erase Pocket Folders...They're Fantastic and...

They are fantastic tools to have for getting students' blood flowing too! In my mailbox about a week ago was a nice surprise...a set of 9 x

Calming the Chaos Blog Hop

Welcome to the Calming the Chaos Blog Hop hosted by 2peasandadog. All of us bloggers have come together to share our top tips for making the

INNOVATIVE CONNECTIONS: Teachers Notebook Teacher Appreciation Week Sale!

It's a Week Long Sale at my Teacher's Notebook Shop! Running from May 4th to May 10th, you'll find numerous resources for language

Working with Pronouns: Cases, Functions, and Usage Activity - Ann Marie ...

Working with Pronouns: Cases, Functions, and Usage Activity PDF File contains 14 pages -- 4 sets of activities working with pronouns. Use as

INNOVATIVE CONNECTIONS: Cooperative Learning with Reading Response and W...

I wanted to share some student samples from a couple of cooperative learning tasks involving reading response and writing. We are in the mid

The Lesson Cloud: FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Contractions SmartBoard L...

Lisa Rombach created an eleven page contraction lesson for 1st - 2nd grade students. Go to “The Best of Teachers Pay Teachers” for this and

The Lesson Cloud: Literature Guide and Activity Pack

Carl Deuker's Heart of a Champion is a great read for middle school aged students! It's a "baseball" book, but I loved it

The Lesson Cloud: Martin Luther King Jr. I HAVE A DREAM

Martin Luther King Jr. I HAVE A DREAM. Happy New Year! Coming soon! Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. One of the most famous and historical speec

The Lesson Cloud: Enter to Win!

I'm giving away a Duo Trimmer! It's perfect for personal or school use! Come check it out! Pin It. Posted by Sara Soucy at 9:18 PM · Email T

The Lesson Cloud: Pets in the Classroom

Science GalRemember my blog that told everyone how I adopted Squirtle? Well, it is now on the website for Pets in the Classroom! Rachel, fro

The meanings and origins of sayings and phrases

An archive of the meanings and origins of thousands of phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions.

The Lesson Cloud: INNOVATIVE CONNECTIONS: The Underneath and Supplementa...

INNOVATIVE CONNECTIONS: The Underneath and Supplemental Free Activities! Wise Owl Factory was a guest blogger on Innovative Connections by A

The Lesson Cloud

February Figuratively Speaking is a 13 page activity organized in three parts with 25 items each. February's jam-packed list of special

The Lesson Cloud: 2012 Resolutions and a New Year's Freebie

2012 Resolutions and a New Year's Freebie. I'm linking up to A Teacher's Treasure 2012 Resolutions. Come on over to my blog to r

The Lesson Cloud: Fun with Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words

This is a fun mini-unit to use when teaching prefixes, suffixes, and root words. Included in this zipped file are 5 SMART Board lessons and