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Going Digital!
It is likely that our new principal rued the day last September that he told us we would soon be getting a few carts of Chromebooks.  Okay, so he most likely rued the day he told ME we would be getting Chromebooks. Because I went gung-ho, cuckoo bananas, Go...
It is likely that our new principal rued the day last September that he told us we would soon be getting a few carts of Chromebooks. Okay, so he most likely rued the day he told ME we would be getting Chromebooks. Becaus...
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Exit slips in pdf and digital formats are awesome formative assessment tools!
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Smart Pinterest Strategies for Teachers
A few years ago, I went to set up my classroom before school started, and I noticed a shiny new teacher hanging posters in the room across the hall. As I walked over to introduce myself, I had to negotiate my way past several big black garbage bags- stuffed...
A few years ago, I went to set up my classroom before school started, and I noticed a shiny new teacher hanging posters in the room across the hall. As I walked over to introduce myself, I had to negotiate my way past several...
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Close Reading Strategy: Three Rounds
CLOSE READING STRATEGY: THREE ROUNDS I get a lot of emails from teachers who want strategies for close reading in the content areas. I'll be blunt. I get  desperate  emails from frantic teachers who are NOT trained in reading. They need practical close read...
CLOSE READING STRATEGY: THREE ROUNDS I get a lot of emails from teachers who want strategies for close reading in the content areas. I'll be blunt. I get desperate emails from frantic teachers who are NOT trained in re...
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Using Sketchnotes to Generate Ideas for Writing
I was just about to take the photograph of a lifetime. Think National Geographic photo quality. ;) But my iPhone storage was full. And whilte I frantically hit delete , delete , delete , Sunny, my dog, stopped being cute with the ducks.   Nat Geo will have ...
I was just about to take the photograph of a lifetime. Think National Geographic photo quality. ;) But my iPhone storage was full. And whilte I frantically hit delete, delete, delete, Sunny, my dog, stopped being cute wit...
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10 Effective Tips for Effortless Questioning
Word got around quickly that our new principal was a stickler for assessing our questioning techniques. At the beginning of every observation, he would make a chart, which he used to graph and record every single question we asked.  His chart included these...
Word got around quickly that our new principal was a stickler for assessing our questioning techniques. At the beginning of every observation, he would make a chart, which he used to graph and record every single question we ...
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My Digital Classroom
It is likely that our new principal rued the day last September that he told us we would soon be getting a few carts of Chromebooks.  Okay, so he most likely rued the day he told ME we would be getting Chromebooks. Because I went gung-ho, cuckoo bananas, Go...
It is likely that our new principal rued the day last September that he told us we would soon be getting a few carts of Chromebooks. Okay, so he most likely rued the day he told ME we would be getting Chromebooks. Becaus...
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10 Ways to Use a Word Wall for Vocabulary Aquisition
Why do we teach vocabulary? Because vocabulary is the best predictor of academic success. I have grown to LOVE using word walls in my middle school classroom, and they are quite effective in enhancing vocabulary acquisition.  (I must admit that my words alm...
10 ways to use word walls to create a a literacy-rich environment and accelerate vocabulary growth.
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Close Reading: Three Rounds
CLOSE READING STRATEGY: THREE ROUNDS I get a lot of emails from teachers who want strategies for close reading in the content areas. I'll be blunt. I get  desperate  emails from frantic teachers who are NOT trained in reading. They need practical close read...
CLOSE READING STRATEGY: THREE ROUNDS I get a lot of emails from teachers who want strategies for close reading in the content areas. I'll be blunt. I get desperate emails from frantic teachers who are NOT trained in re...
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Little Things You Can Do Now to Get Ready for Back-to-School
Our summer vacay is almost here, and I am bone-weary, brain-tired, and ready for a well-deserved break.  However, being the proud teaching nerd that I am, I'm already thinking of ways I can be more effective and efficient next year. Yes, relaxing and unwind...
Our summer vacay is almost here, and I am bone-weary, brain-tired, and ready for a well-deserved break. However, being the proud teaching nerd that I am, I'm already thinking of ways I can be more effective and efficient ...
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10 Effective Tips for Effortless Questioning
Word got around quickly that our new principal was a stickler for assessing our questioning techniques. At the beginning of every observation, he would make a chart, which he used to graph and record every single question we asked.  His chart included these...
Word got around quickly that our new principal was a stickler for assessing our questioning techniques. At the beginning of every observation, he would make a chart, which he used to graph and record every single question we ...
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Poetry Writing Stations
I received this frantic text from a friend: HELP!!! I'M BEING HELD PRISONER... Just kidding. It was HELP!!! I'M BEING OBSERVED THE DAY AFTER STATE TESTING AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT LESSON TO TEACH! Same thing, right? My first thought was why is she yelling at m...
I received this frantic text from a friend: HELP!!! I'M BEING HELD PRISONER... Just kidding. It was HELP!!! I'M BEING OBSERVED THE DAY AFTER STATE TESTING AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT LESSON TO TEACH! Same thing, right? My first tho...
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A Storm Called "Dinky"
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Have you noticed that they name every single weather occurrence these days? A few years ago, the "nor'easter" was thrust into public conscio

Middle Grades Bloglovin Hop
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I noticed on another blog that there is an elementary blog hop going on today now that Google Reader has shut down. I wanted to create one f

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Rules for Teachers
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Literature Writing Prompts Requiring Text-Based Details - Darlene Anne
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Common Core Learning Standards require students to read texts closely, make inferences, and refer back to the text in their written answers.

Poem in Your Pocket Day Celebration - Darlene Anne
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Every year during National Poetry Month, one day is chosen as Poem in Your Pocket Day. It is a great way to celebrate and share poetry! This

Common Core Aligned Literature Information Log - Darlene Anne
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This information log is perfect for students who have "outgrown" typical plot line graphs and graphic organizer logs. It can be used for all

Je vous présente: Educents, and a FREE $15 Gift Card!
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A little off my usual topic of passion for the world, its languages and food, etc, but keeping in line with our love of learning... have you

Invent a Holiday - Darlene Anne
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This Common Core aligned activity can be used any time of year and will really get your students thinking outside of the box! Students will

Common Core and So Much More: Super Sunday Sale...and Linky!
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It's that time again! Time for another Teachers Pay Teachers sale! I really appreciate all of my followers and am thrilled to announce the S

The LandfillHarmonic
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Making music from...garbage? You have to see this amazing video of The LandfillHarmonic, an incredible orchestra from Paraguay. These kids l

Out of the Box Poetry Quickwrites - Darlene Anne
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Are you trying to encourage your students to move out of their poetry comfort zones and into the "creative" zone? If so, try this method, an

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Middle School Scholars are Great! Really.
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The middle gets a bad rap. Everyone bemoans the fate of a middle child, no one ever wants to sit in the middle of the back seat, people fear

The "Explain my Blog Title" Post
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Why not meatballs? My grandmother used to say meatballs were perfect little nuggets of beauty (she pronounced it bee-u-tee), and if you put

Are You Teaching Seventh Grade? Review This Collection of Lesson Plans
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Stimulate your students' minds with fun and exciting lessons. Teaching seventh grade is a time fraught with challenge and change for student

Poetry Made Easy - Darlene Anne
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Poetry Made Easy is a refreshing way to instill "poetic" confidence in young writers. Students often panic when they approach poetry, as rea

Write Using Text Evidence in ELA and Content Areas - Darlene Anne
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The Common Core State Standards require students to gather evidence, knowledge and insight from what they read. In fact, 80 to 90% of the Re