5 Fail Proof Ways to Teach Main Idea

5 Fail-Proof Ways to Teach Main Idea

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Many students struggle to find the main idea of a passage or story. Students tend to confuse the main idea with the summary, while others just can’t seem to grasp the concept. Here are a few tips, ideas, and activities to help you teach students

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Teacher Report Card: A Fun Way to Grade the Teacher

Teacher Report Card: Grade the Teacher!

This Teacher Report Card is one of my favorite things to do with students during the last week of school! Students LOVE grading the teacher, and it’s always fun to read their responses. It’s the perfect end-of-year activity to use during those last few days of school before summer break.

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The Ultimate End of Year Checklist

The Ultimate End-of-Year Teacher Checklist

Is the end of the year getting you down? I know…it’s overwhelming. There’s so much to do. From end of grade testing to finishing report cards to updating each individual student’s permanent records – it leaves us drained every.single.day. With over 18 years in the classroom, I’ve managed to come up

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Teacher Appreciation: A Free Letter to the Teacher

Teacher Appreciation: A FREE LETTER to the Teacher

Celebrate teacher appreciation week and #thankateacher! I made this printable for my daughter’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week. I shared it on my Instagram and had so many people message me wanting a copy. So… here it is for all of you, too! Just click on the image below to

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Writing Tall Tales: A Thanksgiving Writing Activity

Tall Tales: A Thanksgiving Writing Activity

Tall Tales are so much fun to write! Student’s creative writing skills come to life when they get the opportunity to stretch the truth because we all know children are full of humor and exaggeration! The best thing about them is that they can be funny or silly. They are

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16 Time-Saving PowerPoint Secrets Part 2

16 Easy Time-Saving PowerPoint Secrets: Part 2

Welcome back! If you haven’t read Part 1 of my 16 Time-Saving PowerPoint Secrets for Creating Printables click here. If you’re back for more of my PPT tips and tricks get your pen and paper ready, because I have so much more to share with you! I also have a

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16 Time-Saving PowerPoint Secrets Part 1

16 Easy Time-Saving PowerPoint Secrets: Part 1

Do you use PowerPoint? This software is well known for creating professional slideshows. It has all the tools needed to create multimedia presentations as well as personal photo slideshows, but did you know it can be one of the most useful programs for creating printables for the classroom? When I

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Halloween Book Reviews with Rubric - Free Download

Thrilling Halloween Book Reviews: Free Download!

The month of October is full of exciting fall and Halloween activities in the classroom. From pumpkins to witches – there’s always so many fun things to choose from! You probably have that one lesson you teach every year at this time. For me, we always write book reviews on our

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Back to School Tips and Tricks for Teachers

10 Brilliant Back to School Tips for Teachers

  It’s that time again – Back-to-School! Are you ready for a new school year? If you’re like me you spend the last few weeks of summer hunting for back-to-school deals, school supplies, and fall clothes! I love to shop, so I don’t mind braving the crowds. Over the years,

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