Trista Robertson
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Literature Circle Role Descriptions and other Literature Circle resources in Laura Candler's online file cabinet

Literature Circle Role Descriptions and other Literature Circle resources in Laura Candler's online file cabinet. Great description of various models of literature circles, moving away from the "assigned role" model.

What if? To start the year to introduce how to be self managers when the teacher is working with small groups.

Interrupting students: Kathy Griffin's Teaching Strategies: The What If Anchor Chart This is something you can add and subtract from to keep it fresh for current classroom behavior.

'YourKids' Teacher: Erasing Meanness This is a powerful activity. There will always be some tough years when you need to really get the attention of your students in order to make a break though in improving behavior. This activity is one that can do just that.

What a great way to get kids beyond the drama and bullying. Read about the lesson pland that smarked a non profit! From YourKids Teacher: Erasing Meanness, Replace it with kindness.

Runde's Room: Differentiation in Writing - Goal-Setting Clip Chart. I LOVE this side by sideCAFE strategies, but for writing. Brilliant!

Runde& Room: Differentiation in Writing - Goal-Setting Clip Chart Maybe we can make a list of things that kids need to work on for the first goal?

writing prompts - so many fun ones!

LOVE this writing prompt: If you could have any fictional character as a best friend. This Tublr is filled with writing prompts for upper level middle school and high school.

Resources for Teaching Writing

This writing resource (Volume 2 in the series) allows hands-on engaging practice with eight concepts for writing! This is perfect for a writing center or hands-on writer's workshop! The writing concepts included in volume Is it a sentence or a phrase?

50 Hands-On SPELLING ACTIVITIES for Phonics and Sight Words | This Reading Mama

Focusing on spelling helps kids become better readers! Here are 50 hands-on spelling activities for both phonics and sight words, perfect for young kids.

photo prompts for journals? Yes, please!

Great resource for journal & photo writing prompts. Appropriate for middle/high school. Imagine the creative writing that could be sparked from these pics!

An Apple For The Teacher: Roll and Retell - Building Summarizing, Communication, and Writing Skills

Games for the classroom: FREE Read and retell game. Love this idea to pass the dice around the room and have 6 students roll and retell. or I could roll as the teacher and choose students to retell. This would also work great for small reading groups.