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How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills! Use for persuasive writing lesson with Language Arts. Argumentative Writing, Persuasive Writing, Teaching Writing, Teaching English, Opinion Writing, Essay Writing, Paragraph Writing, Teaching Social Studies, Argument Writing Middle School

How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible

Have you ever heard of using the "Tug of War" strategy with your students? I got this great idea from the book, "Making Thinking Visible" This is an AMAZING teaching resource! If you are looking for ways to promote engagement and critical thinking in your class (who isn't?!) this is definitely a must read! So, the Tug of War strategy goes like this: Present a fairness dilemma. Identify the factors that "pull" at each side of the dilemma. These are the two sides of the tug of war. Ask…

I love this because it targets "early finishers" which is a big issue.Brain Builders Club - bulletin board with task cards for early finishers. Students choose a set of cards to study. Then they take a test and if correct, they earn a Brain Bead. Classroom Organisation, Classroom Displays, Future Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Management, Classroom Ideas, Anchor Activities, Class Displays

Brain Builders

Even though I teach a self-contained gifted class, I have a wide range of abilities in my room. I'm sure that most of you do as well. Beside...

science writing anchor chart - love this! We see so many math and language arts anchor charts (which is great), and I love this science one! 7th Grade Science, Middle School Science, Elementary Science, Science Classroom, Science Fair, Science Lessons, Science Ideas, Life Science, Science Anchor Charts 5th Grade

Winding It Down While Ratcheting It Up

As you sat back and enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend, you probably could not help thinking about all that is left to do as the current school year begins to draw to a close. Relax. The most …

A Teachers Wonderland: student self-evaluation. Cool idea- maybe upgrade for high school? Teacher Hacks, Teacher Tools, Teacher Resources, Teachers Aide, Classroom Behavior, Future Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Inspiration

Evaluations

Wow... I always forget how young the students are when they first enter our class. Since my "things" are coming in so young, they don't yet have a full aspect of 4th grade & expectations. I had to adjust some things because the students are still at a point where they won't admit if they understand something or need help. We are also working on self-assessment for the students. The students have to analyze themselves by a 1-4 scale. One being a -"Help me! I don't understand". A two- is "I…

A Teachers Wonderland: student self-evaluation. Cool idea- maybe upgrade for high school? Teacher Hacks, Teacher Tools, Teacher Resources, Teachers Aide, Classroom Behavior, Future Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Inspiration

Evaluations

Wow... I always forget how young the students are when they first enter our class. Since my "things" are coming in so young, they don't yet have a full aspect of 4th grade & expectations. I had to adjust some things because the students are still at a point where they won't admit if they understand something or need help. We are also working on self-assessment for the students. The students have to analyze themselves by a 1-4 scale. One being a -"Help me! I don't understand". A two- is "I…

BUILD Math Stations- no doubt about it. this is what I am doing for math stations. I have been looking for something new for common core. Definitely tweaking this for kindergarten Math Classroom, Kindergarten Math, Teaching Math, Classroom Ideas, Preschool, Teaching Ideas, Future Classroom, Classroom Routines, Guided Maths

BUILDing Math Skills!

Hi Friends, Please enjoy this great guest post from Tessa Maguire. She's got some great ideas for looking at math in a new way! Math....

Instructional design, teaching tips, teaching study skills, assessment for Skills To Learn, Study Skills, Study Tips, Life Skills, Study Help, Study Habits, 21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Visible Learning

Awesome Visual Featuring 18 Tips to Raise Independent Learners

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Idea for Graphic Organizers "Can, Have, Are, Eat, Live" Great for responding to a non-fiction text. 1st Grade Writing, Work On Writing, Report Writing, Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Teaching Science, Writing Activities, Writing Ideas, Kindergarten Blogs

Graphic Organizers

Graphic Organizers Bundle! "Can, Have, Are, Eat, Live" Great for responding to a non-fiction text. With and without lines.

The Answer Is.What's The Question? What a great way for students to use their higher level thinking skills. by estelle Math Resources, Math Activities, Math Games, Daily 5 Math, Math Problem Solving, Math Task Cards, Math Word Problems, Math Projects, Math Journals

The Answer Is...What's The Question? Math Task Cards

28 numbered cards that leave the level of difficulty and specific math skill to be assessed up to you! Some students may only do basic operations, while other students may be required to do more advanced skills and give more details for their answers. 2 Student Response Options also included!!

Independent, Partner, and Small Group Reflection Rubrics Classroom Jobs, Flipped Classroom, Classroom Management, Teacher Workshops, Teacher Resources, Effective Teaching, Evaluation, Cooperative Learning, Readers Workshop

Independent, Partner, and Small Group Reflection Rubrics

These rubrics can be used at any time during the school day during any subject. There are three rubrics. One rubric is for students who are working independently. One rubric is for students who are working with a partner. And the last rubric is for students who are working in a small group with a te...

Writing Goals and a whole lot more! So many ideas easy to adapt to student needs.look here first. Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Teaching Ideas, Writing Ideas, Literacy, Student Teaching, Physical Activities, Writing Goals Chart

Goals, Rubrics, and Bears… Oh My!

Hello Again! Your eyes are not deceiving you–we are back again with a new post! This particular post is less about instructional charts, and more about the role of goal setting and rubrics in…

Low Tech: Teach what to do when finished early & during indep. Independent Work Schedule for High Functioning Students - The Autism Helper Autism Teaching, Autism Activities, Autism Classroom, Special Education Classroom, Autism Resources, Kindergarten Learning, Education College, Teaching Resources, Preschool

Independent Work Schedule for High Functioning Students - The Autism Helper

Resources, tips, and materials to help you, help children with autism

Ancient Greece_ancient greek vase blank (students can create their own "ancient" story in the blank space)--Also other Ancient Greece activities Ancient Greek Art, Ancient Greece, Ancient History, Art History, Vase Transparent, Primary School Art, Gold Vases, White Vases, Greek Pottery

The Ancient World | Hood Museum

Ancient Greece_ancient greek vase blank (students can create their own "ancient" story in the blank space)

Beginning of the year: No, David into school rules project for a kindergarten classroom. First Grade Classroom, Classroom Rules, Kindergarten Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Activities, Book Activities, Classroom Ideas, No David Kindergarten, School Rules Activities

No, David

I have updated this link with a freebie! Click here to get there. "No, David" is one of our favorite books to begin the year or use anytime we need a little review of what our classroom expectations are. One corner of our classroom is devoted to David and our school rules. We read the book several times then the students chose one rule they thought was especially important to them and they typed their rule during Computer Lab time. Then each student created a picture of David and they turned…

5 Sequencing Worksheets 2 Read and Sequence unit makeover and a lemonade freebie √ Sequencing Worksheets 2 . 5 Sequencing Worksheets Sequence Writing Pack First Next then Last Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Student Teaching, Writing Activities, Preschool Learning, Fall Preschool, Montessori Activities, Writing Lessons, Sequencing Worksheets

Read and Sequence (unit makeover and a lemonade freebie) - Sarah's Teaching Snippets

I have been meaning to update my Read and Sequence pack for a while now. This is a combination of all of my Read and Sequence pages from various other packs (literacy menus, holiday packs, seasonal packs, fairy tale pack, etc.) So if you own those packs, you don’t have much use for this. If you ... Read More about Read and Sequence (unit makeover and a lemonade freebie)