Do you need to organize your teacher binder? I have a 3-ring binder with tabs where I store several record keeping charts for both student interaction and parent contact. It is more than a grade book. It is the place where I keep a log of repeated student behavior. The binder holds a recording sheet for any parent communication. I also create an overview of my monthly curriculum and keep a paper copy of my semester grades. I keep all the documents fairly simple with few decorative borders or ... Read More about Organize your Teacher Binder
Teaching Parts of Speech can be sometimes boring and sometimes difficult, especially for ESL students. I use these free parts of speech worksheets to make learning a little more fun. The following three worksheets are included Nouns: Common and Proper - Students will practice the difference between common nouns and proper nouns. Adjectives - Students will brainstorm adjectives to describe the given nouns. To make this more challenging, see who can come up with the most ... Read More about Parts of Speech
Do you use riddles in your teaching? They're such an engaging teaching tool! Riddles provide great opportunities to introduce and practice new vocabulary, and to model so many important comprehension skills! Keep reading for some special info about free autumn riddles! Once upon a time, as a new teacher, I had my first graders prepare a riddle to tell the class on April Fools Day. That's what's known as a tactical error. :) One child would confuse the telling of the riddle way ... Read More about Autumn Riddles for Vocabulary and Comprehension!
This game from ClassTools.net can be used to select students for class discussions, presentations, or group projects. Additionally, you can use the Random Name Picker to assign seats for projects or presentations. Avoid the “why do I have to go next?” or “why did you put me with them?” questions from your students - The wheel decides - not you! This guide provides step-by-step instructions for adding student names, playing, saving and sharing the game. Also, it solves the problem of ... Read More about Random Name Picker Classroom Tool
Do you wish your students would make deeper connections while reading? Teaching your students to make connections while they are reading is essential to complete reading comprehension. Students usually struggle to make deeper connections and the key is to model, model, MODEL!To begin, I read a few stories and model how to make connections. Then eventually, students start making connections to what I am reading. See below for a graphic organizer to help with this. Here are the first few books I ... Read More about Free Reading Connections Graphic Organizer