21 Must-Read Mystery Books for Kids (list via WeAreTeachers) | Our correction: #17 Theodore BOONE: Kid Lawyer... Additional suggestions from BCPL staff: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage, Griff Carver: Hallway Patrol by Jim Krieg, Holes by Louis Sachar, Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Journals are a great way to get students to write, but they are a pain to grade! And there's the catch--if you don't grade them, they stop putting forth any effort. That's where this journal check rubric helps. It's a quick way for teachers to fly through checking journals, while providing more feedback than just a check. This is especially useful for high school and middle school teachers who can easily have over 100 journals to grade at any given time.