Great short movies to use in teaching, plus lesson ideas!

Great film shorts, adverts, and more to use in teaching, plus lesson ideas! I can already envision so many ways to use these clips and ideas to motivate and inspire my students and breathe new life into my writing and reading curriculum!

photo prompts for journals? Yes, please!


Great resource for journal & photo writing prompts. Appropriate for middle/high school. Imagine the creative writing that could be sparked from these pics!

Reading Sticky Notes

Reading Sticky note poster - would be great to shrink and have students glue into their reading notebooks

FREE Prepositions Printable Anchor Chart (Poster)

Printable prepositions poster for help with learning the English language.

Character Growth Timeline-plus this blog post has helpful teaching tips

Character Growth Timeline-great resource for novel studies.


Paint chip contractions- what a great idea! I'm always looking for fun things to do with free paint chips, and the automatic color-coding must dramatically aid in memorization.

All About Me Posters:  A great way to get to know your students at the beginning of school!

All About Me

"Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom" Page & 41 Students introducing themselves

I have been looking for something like this! Wish I had this at the beginning of the year. Might be fun for summer though :)

Thank you to Diane for submitting this fun book report poster. It’s legal size (paper) worksheet and is great for lower grades (or as an easy project for upper grades). Great end of the year …

Reading Response Templates for Any Book: Open-ended sheets for K-2 children, literature and informational texts. $

Reading Response Templates for Any Book {Literature and Informational Texts}

Reading Response Templates for Any Book: Open-ended sheets for children, literature and informational texts.

Writing process tracking chart. I will be using this at the beginning of the year. Great for writing center time!!

This is a writing process tracking chart. This is a great tool to help teachers keep track of where each student is in the writing process.

genre rip them off as they read each genre

I made genre tickets. Each kid got a book ring with color coded genre tickets. When they have read all the genres specified by the teacher, the student can turn in tickets for a reward (lunch with teacher, extra computer time, etc.

Utvärderingslappar till eleverna. Plocka 1-2 lappar och utvärdera din dag. Bra komma-igång-träning tänker jag.

Crazy for First Grade: Shapin' It Up!

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area  reading-strategies-graphic

reading comprehension strategies poster Standard Knowledge of Literacy. Standard = The teacher has demonstrated the ability to develop reading comprehension and promotion of independent reading including COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES FOR A VARIETY OF GENRES.

Character Scrapbook ...analyze the characters in any book! Wow! From Scholastic

Students can use the Character Scrapbook activity to analyze characters and create and print a scrapbook. This teaching guide supports the Character Scrapbook activity fo