Reading projects

Here's a super simple and fun project that you can have your students complete during your next novel study.  I call them "Matchbook Summaries," for lack of a better term, and they require little prep

Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies (Got to Teach!)

Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies - all you need is a file folder and folded pieces of construction paper! Students summarize each chapter on a "matchbook" foldable and, when they finish reading the books, they put together the folder.

During this project, students will first learn about growth mindset by reading an informational article about Carol Dweck’s work. Then, they’ll select a famous person in history with a growth mindset. They’ll choose from 14 famous leaders and pioneers in their fields for the basis of their research. Students will research their famous person as they respond to targeted research questions. While researching, they’ll be on the lookout for ways that the famous person had a growth mindset. Next…

Growth Mindset Research Projects - 3D Projects and Activities for Growth Mindset

During this project, students will first learn about growth mindset by reading an informational article about Carol Dweck's work. Then, they'll select a famous

Hello, friends!   It's Christmas break for me and I'm taking a few minutes to plan ahead for the new year!  Last year our first graders host...

How to Host a Tournament of Books in the Primary Classroom with help from your iPads! Great for March Reading Month!

For years, I have witnessed, over and over again, the value of using pictures to teach reading skills in my classroom.  I always use the...

Using Pictures to Teach Reading and Writing Skills

Students have fun creating these "Main Character - Body Book Report Projects." Students design the character's body and then glue the writing templates inside the vest area and descriptive adjectives on the outside of the body. For more information about this project, visit this page:

Character Body Book Report Project: templates, worksheets, rubric, and more.

Back to school writing, math, reading, projects, and more that are standards based, fun, and meaningful! $

Back to School Galore for Kinders: Photo Booth, Getting to Know You, and More

Literary Jenga for grades 7-12 based on Bloom's Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge

Literary Jenga: Reading Literature Game for ANY Novel Grades 7-12

Book area signpost - Where will your reading take you????

What’s in My Teacher’s Bag {Making Inferences

Teacher's Take-Out: Book Talk

I have a fun reading resource for you! Book Talk is loaded with ideas to use for retelling stories, comprehending reading, and using b.

How to make book cover bunting - scan in image to computer, transfer images onto printer transfer paper and then iron onto fabric.

How to Make Book Cover Bunting

How to Make a Book Cover Bunting {Craft Ideas for Home} - Tip Junkie Even better, make a quilted blankie!

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Small Space Living: 25 Design Tricks To Enhance Small Homes