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26 Questions to Help Kids Know Themselves Better

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Journal prompts to help kids know themselves, gain self-awareness and self-acceptance. Parents and teachers can help children build self-understanding.

Thumbprint Self-Portrait...very cool art project for middle school!

Thumbprint Self-Portrait

Here’s a great idea I found on Pinterest…. You can see lots of inspiring examples here and here. I tried this lesson with my middle school students and they really had fun with it! For more detailed instructions with photos, tips, writing prompts, a student gallery, and fascinating fingerprint facts, check out my pdf on …

Our Crafts ~N~ Things » Letter B
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N~ Things » Letter B

Our Crafts ~N~- Things is full of preschool craft ideas and learning activities.

Growth Mindset Read Alouds
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Growth Mindset

Hi There! Lisa here, from Growing Firsties & I'm going to share a little bit about Growth Mindset today, which is based on Stanford Univers...

Unwrapping the Holidays: Writing Ideas. Students write acts of kindness that they saw other children doing. FREE TEMPLATE

Unwrapping the Holidays: Writing Ideas

Unwrapping the Holidays: Writing Ideas. Students write acts of kindness that they saw other children doing. FREE TEMPLATE

15 Books That Teach Social-Emotional Skills
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50 Must-Have Picture Books to Teach Social Emotional Skills

15 Books That Teach Social-Emotional Skills

Teaching With a Mountain View: Restating the Question Lesson
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Restating the Question Lesson - Teaching with a Mountain View

Am I the only one who adds this skill to her plans ASAP for the new school year? As. Soon. As. Possible. It’s crucial, and it’s one of those skills that kids tend to resist a little bit because they don’t understand WHY it’s so important. We start with a lesson about how to restate ... Read more

Year after year my students struggled with summaries, and then I started using this method for teaching summary writing. Eureka! I will never again teach this skill without this summary anchor chart.
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Writing Summaries - Teaching with a Mountain View

Year after year my students struggled with summaries, and then I started using this method for teaching summary writing. Eureka! I will never again teach this skill without this summary anchor chart.

Learning stations for middle and high school English classes in Room 213.
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Room 213

Learning stations for middle and high school English classes in Room 213.

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! Check out this blog post for details!
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Host a Book Tasting in Your Classroom!

January is rolling along and my kids (both my school and actual kids) are finally readjusted to our routine after winter break. While in real life, I find January-March the three most difficult months to endure because the weather hurts my face, at school it's a different story. January-March are, I think, the BEST months of teaching! By this point, students are well-acclimated to the schedule and expectations, and there is no looming break to look forward to. The weather, as I already…

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Use Bloglovin’ & never miss a post from the education blog The Teal Paperclip by Krisanna Miller.

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

The Literary Maven: A Poem A Day: 30 Poems for Secondary Students During National Poetry Month (or Any Other Time of Year)

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

Anchor chart for short response writing

Anchor chart for short response writing

Using Songs to Teach Compare and Contrast
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Teaching Compare and Contrast with Songs | Book Units Teacher

Using Songs to Teach Compare and Contrast

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! Check out this blog post for details!
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Host a Book Tasting in Your Classroom!

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! Check out this blog post for details!

Summarizing Nonfiction Text During a Social Studies Lesson (with a free graphic organizer!) | Crafting-Connections.blogspot.com | Bloglovin’
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Summarizing Nonfiction Text During a Social Studies Lesson (with a free graphic organizer!) (Crafting-Connections.blogspot.com)

In the past, teaching students to write nonfiction summaries was probably my least favorite ELA topic to teach. Why? I didn't feel like I was very good at writing them myself! Narrowing down paragrap