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Teaching 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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Student Accountability

Have you ever tried student-led reading groups in your classroom? Have you ever felt like your students were not putting forth their best effort? Using student-led reading groups can be motivating for your students but extremely hard for you to monitor all of the groups at the same time. By

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Make Watching Videos Safe

Do you show short videos during your lessons? I LOVE showing videos!! They are engaging and they can bring my students to so many new places and give them amazing learning opportunities. I just hate the ads, links to other videos and comments that are always appearing. Sometimes some of

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