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A New Success Starter

My Building Leadership team is engaging in a book study of Learning in the Fast Lane by Suzy Pepper Rollins. I cheated ahead to a chapter that seemed interesting to me….”Success Starters.” The author affirms that teachers should offer engaging hooks at the start of class, rather than review. 211 more words

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George Washington's State of the Union Address

If you’ve stopped by my blog before, you might know that I totally love George Washington. I often tease that he is my historical boyfriend (which kids find pretty hilarious). 407 more words

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Fluency Routines

There is a big push in my building to ensure that all students are fluent. This makes perfect sense considering that a lack of reading fluency will lead to a lack of reading comprehension. 190 more words

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Classroom Acrostic Poem

Right before falling asleep the other night, I had a beautiful light bulb moment. I was thinking about my lesson for the next day (do people in other careers do this?!), and I needed some kind of opening activity to get kids thinking about social studies. 78 more words

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A New Twist on an Old Favorite

I’ve been making a concerted effort to include more “success starters” in class after a literacy friend told me about the trend. I’m good with bell ringers and short reviews at the start of class, but her reminder brought home the fact that I need to do these sorts of things every day. 222 more words

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Common Core Graphic Organizers

My instructional coach provided our social studies department with a series of graphic organizers that meet the Literacy in History Common Core standards. I confess I haven’t done much with them  yet this year, but  my teaching cohort had a lot of success implementing one so I figured I’d better be next! 358 more words

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Accountable Talk

During a recent professional development training, my local AEA representative provided my peers and me information about accountable talk (method for encouraging students to stay on task during discussion or collaborative work). 159 more words

Standard 3: Planning And Preparing