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Literature Graffiti........post black paper on your classroom wall....have students write with silver Sharpie quotes that they love as you/they read throughout the year.

Literature Graffiti - Post black paper on your classroom wall and have students write with silver Sharpie quotes that they love as you/they read throughout the year. Love this! Especially for my future job as a media specialist!

Absent Bin…an easy way to make students responsible for getting make-up work.  Great idea!   Any extra copies go to the “extra copies” bin by the door.  This might make for a more independent classroom though!

Tip: Absent Bin to place missed work inside the folders (which are labeled days of the week). Also have a sign off sheet to verify that the absent student received the work.

The 9 Types of Multiple Intelligences - Which 'Smart' Are You?

Part of understanding your story is to know your learning type or intelligence type. The 9 Types of Intelligence By Howard Gardner Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences Interpersonal, linguistic, spatial is all me.

How TED talks are transforming my secondary English class!

How TED is Transforming my English Class This post gives great ideas on how to get your middle school students ready to have their own TED conference at the end of the year.

Squarehead Teachers: Formative Assessment Cheat Sheet for Teachers. Easy formative assessments to do with your class.

Easy formative assessments to do with your class. -index cards -brain dumps -one minute essay -hand signals -concept map -exit tickets -journal entry

Writing a novel? Get organized with these tips on how to write a Scene list.

How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life--It’s literally a list of the scenes in your novel in an excel spreadsheet. Column One-two sentence summary of the scene. Column Actual word count, etc

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(Being offered at a discount!) Year after year, this product encourages students to HAPPILY complete their homework!

Classroom Tour (Part Two) AND Black and White Label Freebie!

Love this idea for AM work: Number of the day chart- can be modified for different grades. multiply by, divide by, include fractions or decimals today's number morning work