Author's Purpose PIE chart

What a wonderful mini-lesson for RW! Author's Purpose: Easy as P. Persuade, Inform, & Entertain: Author's Purpose: Easy as P.

Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies.  This project is so simple, and you can do it with any novel.  This example is for Where the Red Fern Grows.

Matchbook Chapter Summaries

Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies - all you need is a file folder and folded pieces of construction paper! Students summarize each chapter on a "matchbook" foldable and, when they finish reading the books, they put together the folder.

Useful graphic organizer to help students build an argument.

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As an English teacher, it will be essential to write and present persuasive arguments. This useful graphic organizer will help students build an argument for either a speech or an essay.

Organizing opinion thoughts

Crazy for First Grade: Common Core- Writing Opinions All Year Long!--TPT qt grade ideas for opinion writing

"Found Poetry"- Use old books to form sentences

Visual and Found Poetry

create your own gothic love poetry from old book pages as a unique and special valentine or christmas gift Found poetry. This is fabulous, use old books or photocopy book pages. Poetry and art and no two will be the same.

Writing: "Digging Deeper" visual aid to encourage detailed sentences - from Mrs. Hiner's Headlines

Writing: "Digging Deeper" visual aid to encourage detailed sentences. I would use this for younger or middle elementary students who struggle with expanding their ideas and creating complex sentences.

Found poetry is awesome! Did it with kids last year. Loved it!

Found Poetry .The artist has a couple of really beautiful examples on her deviant art page. This sounds really interesting. found poetry--GREAT use of all our discarded books for middle/high school English project

This is a great pin. This poster explains in detail "What Plot is?". This colorful poster is a great way for students to remember how to explain plot. I would post this poster in the reading corner, so it can serve as a constant reminder to students as they continue to read.

What is Plot? Adventures of a Grade Teacher: anchor charts, I remember learning this in middle school and think that I could even start it in my grade classroom. Visuals will be extremely beneficial for my students.

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Reteaching & Reassessing: Giving Kids a Second Chance to Learn

Reteaching strategies and reteaching ideas in the classroom. Lesson plan idea to give assessments after you have taught the standard.

Awesome Meet The Teacher newsletter to hand out at Open House or during the first days of school! Super cute and editable!!

Task Initiate and maintain family contacts: A newsletter allows parents to know what is going on in the classroom as well as the teacher. This is a great way to introduce yourself as a teacher.

Adventures of Teaching: Choice Board I can see turning this into engineering/invention spins for cross curriculum writing assignments!

Adventures of Teaching: Choice Board I can see turning this into engineering/invention spins for cross curriculum writing assignments!

The Teacher Diaries: Non-fiction writing checklist

Non-fiction writing checklist.this would help Prep, Grade One students to write a non-fiction paper that includes text features!

End of the day questions, have your kids keep them in a jar and get them to answer all of them.

End of the Day Jar- Questions Cards or could be used as Exit Ticket questions at the end of the day.

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers - BuzzFeed Mobile

THE GLUE SPONGE: cut a sponge to fit in a container, pour glue in it, and the kids can press their little cut-up pieces of paper on it like a big glue stick

A rubber band will help kids grip pencils better. | 33 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent's Job Easier

33 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent's Job Easier

Correct Pencil Grip -- Another pinner wrote: Meeting Sensory Needs For Kids with Autism/Asperger's- I use a hairband and it works too! Really helps student GRIP correctly!

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