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Tracee Orman
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Teacher, author, reader, mother, wife, and Apple junkie.
Teacher, author, reader, mother, wife, and Apple junkie.

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New Books for Your Classroom Library
I've had more time to catch up on young adult literature over the past several months, so I'm sharing some of my favorites with you--and some that I am highly anticipating--that are essentials for your classroom (or school) library. (Click on the images to ...
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This series is going to be big. Love it!!
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LOVE this!
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Using Building Blocks in the Secondary Classroom
Several years ago a group of boys approached me and asked if they could recreate scenes from the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee using LEGO™building blocks for their culminating project. This option was not on my original  list of projects .  After...
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3 Subtle Ways to Engage Your Students
3 Subtle Ways to Engage Your Students
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Ring in the New Year with a Growth Mindset: Activities for Teenagers
When you return from break this year, take a moment to allow your students to reflect on the things they've already accomplished and look to what they hope to achieve the remainder of the school year. These activities can promote a growth (rather than fixed...
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Literature Inspired Ornaments
I had a classroom set of very old, falling apart To Kill a Mockingbird books. They were in too poor of condition to resell or donate (many were missing pages). Some of the pages we used for a blackout poetry project. But with 100+ of these books, I wanted t...
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Celebrate the Holidays in Your Classroom
Thanks so much for visiting my blog for Day 12 of the 12 Days of December Holiday Blog Hop !  Incorporating comfort and joy into your classroom during the holiday season can be as easy as a lesson relating to the holidays or announcing a contest or challeng...
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Using Holiday Ads in the Classroom
During the holidays, advertisers ramp up their advertising, luring buyers to their stores. They'll use colorful, vivid words to snag new customers, which actually works in YOUR favor, English teachers! You can use their ads to teach a number of lessons. 1. ...
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Wonder Movie Compare/Contrast Activities
Now that the movie version of R.J. Palacio's bestseller Wonder is out, your students can practice great critical-thinking skills comparing the novel to its theatrical rendition. The seventh Common Core anchor reading standard (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7) as...
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