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Teacherific: Daily 5 Part 1 First 25 days of Daily 5 with CAFE ebook

I love Daily 5 and Cafe!This site has lots of links for daily 5 resources - some I had never seen before. Anxious to go exploring!

set it up on their desks...a statement and a question (or quiz question) to end a lesson. Exit slip...

Blog Swap and Hop

This is a great way to quickly and informally assess students during small group or individual instruction -- students write a statement in response to what they have read, discussed, or learned, as well as a question. (use post it notes)

TicTacToe spelling activities

Tic- Tac-Toe boards provide students with some choice while still maintaining teacher control over the content and level of work completed. Tic-tac-toe is a differentiated assignment model.

Have you used worms with your reading groups yet?

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Extension ideas

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an amazing resource, standard by standard lessons and ideas for 6th grade Reading/Literature

HoJos Teaching Adventures: Grade Common Core Reading Literature Activities (all FREE) listed by standard

The ABC's of your classroom. by Denae

love these classroom ABC's to send home at the beginning of the year!// I used this template to redo my ABC's of Kindergarten from last year. This makes the information a little less daunting and hopefully more parents will read it!

Why read at home? For parents at open house

Why read? from The High-Tech Teacher: Stuff Students Say and Other Classroom Treasures: Why Read 20 Minutes?

Daily Warm Ups for Math and Language! - Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

Daily Warm Ups for Math and Language

Vocabulary 1-This activity is awesome!  The students all have a different vocabulary word on their sentence strip head band.  They must ask figure out what the word is by asking their classmates to give them synonyms, antonyms, or other helpful clues.  This would be a great activity to really understand the meaning of the vocabulary words.

Vocabulary idea - students have a vocab word on head and have to walk around room and ask synonym, antonym, rhyming word, definition, etc. to guess their word. Great end of year vocabulary activity.