Cut Out the Grading Time!

“2 fer 1” Assignments Creative & Challenging Assignments WITHOUT ALL THE GRADING   When you think of a “2 fer 1” special, you think of getting […]

The Power of the Old-Fashioned Bell Ringer

Bell Ringers are Still Relevant in a 6th Grade Language Arts Classroom! Let’s Use Them to Their Full Potential! Why I am such a huge fan […]

Tents for Talking

An Easy Way to Help Kids Talk to Each Other Academically If you need a way to help all students talk at a higher level about […]

When Students DON’T Need Tutoring

Do your students really need private tutoring from you, or is it something else?   I received an email from a parent the other day telling […]

Text Features: Who Cares?

Text Features  Concrete to Abstract   How do we get students to not only understand what a text feature is, but to know why it’s important and […]