...and the student who reads 20 mins a day will learn approx 6000 new words a year by context clues alone even tho that strategy only works 5-10% of the time...omg Shefelbine get out of my head!

Good parent visual for parent/teacher conferences -- and for the kids!Good parent visual for parent/teacher conferences -- and for the kids!

Parts of Speech Flipbook. This needs to be done the first week of school! must do this! #partsofspeech

Parts of Speech Flipbook- Fun parts of speech activities. Try it as a Spanish activity for school-age kids learning Spanish! Great way for Spanish teachers to teach Spanish parts of speech.

Golden ticket. Hide these tickets in seldom read books and reward students who bring the ticket to you for reading something different. Grab these tickets for FREE!

Golden Ticket: Hide in Seldom-Read Library or Classroom Books FUN!

(If I had a library in my classroom I would do this!) CLASSROOM READING INCENTIVE~ Hide these Golden Tickets in library books or classroom books that never get read or checked out. Then reward the student that is lucky enough to discover it!

Book page poetry!! Love this idea, wish I'd seen it before!

Incorporate art into writing (poetry): Students can even pick a page from their favourite book as an inspiration. Book page poetry is really neat and a great way to show creativity with older kids. This is an interesting way to teach poetry.

Head Hunters Sight Word Game Each student gets a card with a sight word to stick on their head, the students roamed around the room reading sight words. They drew a line from their peer's name to the sight word they read off their peer's forehead.

Head Hunters Sight Word Game: Each student gets a card with a sight word to stick on his/her head. Students roam around the room reading sight words. They draw a line from their peer's name to the sight word they read off their peer's forehead. So fun!

Reading

Ways parents can help teach reading! Could be a great Back to School night handout, email to parents, or resource to give during parent-teacher conferences.

found poetry

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.

Many kids don’t know what or where to mark when reading another student’s work. Neon revision is an approach that can really help. From "5 Peer Editing and Revising Strategies That Really Work."

5 Peer Conferencing Strategies That Actually Work

Peer revision-Many kids don’t know what or where to mark when reading another student’s work. Neon revision is an approach that can really help. From Peer Editing and Revising Strategies That Really Work.

Teaching in Room 6: Story Wheels - students respond to a fictional text in six sections.

For summer reading project. Teaching in Room Story Wheels - students respond to a fictional text in six sections.

Decoder Wheel Printable (Communications) also idea for badge is to assign boys different ways to communicate: gestures, drawing, writing, etc to pass of another req but make it more fun and interesting....also the quietest my scouts have ever been!

TSS - Cipher Wheel : Secret Decoder Wheel - Attention all secret agents! Your secret decoder wheel has arrived and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to send and receive secret messages to your .

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