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Using Fractured Fairytales to Teach Sequencing

Sequencing events in a story can be difficult for students. This is one of my favorite lessons to teach because it really engages my students. It makes them think about how they would record the events of the story if they were describing it to others. Anchor charts are so

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Customize Your Desktop Folders

Sick of those ugly blue folders that you have on your desktop. Never Fear… Custom Folder Icons are here! This tutorial is for Macs but you I am sure there is a way to do something similar with PCs! Here is a video to show you how to do it.

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Teaching About Character Traits

Character traits are always a fun topic to teach and students seem to catch on pretty quickly. I provide my students with multiple opportunities to practice describing characters. They even get a handout to put in their interactive notebook. Keep on reading to see how I teach character traits in

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Top 3 Brain Mapping Websites

Do you have access to technology in your classroom? If so, you must check out these three easy to use websites for brain mapping. My students love to use these websites. Help them get their thoughts in order for research projects, essays, group projects- pretty much anything! When you assign

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Student Movies with Tellagami

Have you tried the app Tellagami? It is a free app that my students love to use. It allows you to make short videos and it is an easy app for students to use and edit. Keep reading to find out all about the app! Tellagami is a creation app

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Making Inferences with a Movie Short

Using movies, short films or animations in the classroom is extremely engaging for students. I use short films from Pixar Studios to teach a variety of skills and strategies throughout the year. One of my favorites is “One Man Band” from Pixar. I use it to teach inferencing but you

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