Erie Smith
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Free Templates to Create Newspapers for your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This will be a good high school newspaper, summer school newspaper or middle school newspaper template. The Publications class could make a student news paper with an advice column and poetry column.

Divide the inside of a file folder into boxes that are slightly larger than small sticky notes. Write students' names in the boxes in alphabetical order, one name per box. Whenever you want to make a note about a student's progress, jot the information on a sticky note and then place it in the appropriate box. Periodically move the sticky notes to students' assessment folders. You'll have valuable information at your fingertips when it's time to prepare report cards.

Divide the inside of a file folder into boxes that are slightly larger than small sticky notes. Write students' names in the boxes in alphabetical order, one name per box, jot the information on a sticky note and then place it in the appropriate box.

Anchor Charts

Developing character=essential in writing. A reader must connect and understand a character, which happens when the writer creates a vivid portrait of the character. Writer has to understand & know more than just the physical characteristics.

Accountable Talk for Students CCSS

These are good for graders who do not know how to talk in discussion groups!I was looking for good "starters" to ignite discussion in my classroom. Am thinking about creating these and then laminating them and taping them on each student's desk.

"Brain Break sticks! Each popsicle stick has an activity on it {like spin 3x, jump rope, macarena, seat swap, etc.}. When I see that the kids are starting to fade away, I stop and say "man, our brains need to take a break, lets do a brain break.  The kids absolutely go NUTS for these fun little activities.  None last longer than a minute and it's a great way to get them focused!"

"BRAIN BREAK" STICKS -- Each popscicle stick has an activity on it {like spin jump rope, macarena, seat swap, etc. When the kids are starting to fade away, randomly select a popsicle stick and do the activity together.

Letter Formation Practice  printables for Lowercase from Teaching Little Ones At Home Handwriting with a fun visual twist!

Free printable handwriting pages for individual practice. The color and size variety will hold your students' interest! Print and laminate for center use. Upper and Lowercase worksheets along with number formation worksheets are all available for FREE