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5 Classroom Tips to Rock the New Year!

In most schools, January indicates a new semester with half of the school year completed.... Read More

10 Simile Mentor Texts That Will Make You Laugh Like a Hyena

Similes are an important literary element used to add color and spark to one’s writing.... Read More

5 Different Types of Rubrics

Rubrics are wonderful tools for specific assessments. They are easily customizable, offer a chance for... Read More

11 Amazing Back to School Amazon Teacher Finds

With the excitement of a new school year on the horizon, I think it’s safe... Read More

What is Trauma-Informed Teaching?

Trauma-informed teaching is a necessary part of your toolkit, but what exactly is trauma-informed teaching?... Read More

TEACHER TIPS AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL

Summer is just around the corner—so close you can almost taste it! BUT you must... Read More

How to Teach Similes Like a Rockstar

Are you looking for ways to teach similes like a Rockstar? You’ve come to the... Read More

12 CAUSE AND EFFECT MENTOR TEXTS FOR FICTION AND NONFICTION WITH SUMMARIES AND TEACHER TIPS

Cause-and-effect sequences can be a fun learning experience for you and your readers, especially if... Read More

What is Earth Day?

Looking to celebrate Earth Day in your classroom this year? I did a little research... Read More

10 SIZZLING MENTOR TEXTS FOR TEACHING ONOMATOPOEIAS

Teaching onomatopoeias just got more fun with these mentor texts that feature a variety of... Read More

Have Fun Teaching Figurative Language

Don’t inflate the cow? What??? Idioms are just one of many types of figurative language... Read More

Taking Care of Yourself – Tracking Your Habits

Well, there you go! That’s my story and I am sticking to it.  Life is... Read More

What is Women’s History Month?

In addition to Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day takes place each year on March... Read More

10 LUCKY ST. PATRICK’S DAY MENTOR TEXT WITH TEACHER TIPS

Get lucky with these 10 St. Patrick’s Day texts that can be used to explain... Read More

What is the Meaning Behind St. Patrick’s Day?

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya’!  Not morning?  Well, then, ‘top o’ the evenin’ to... Read More

THE PROS AND CONS OF READING RESPONSE JOURNALS

It’s likely that you’ve heard the term “Reading Response Journal” at some point in your... Read More

Who was George Washington?

Are you looking for information on George Washington to a Revolutionary War unit or President’s... Read More