These are great math games for young kids! The volume game near the end is especially fun.  - Ben Wynn

These are great math games for young kids! The volume game near the end is especially fun. - Ben Wynn

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

SERIOUSLY, how have I never heard of this website before? This site is FULL of wonderful interactive reading strategy games...

SERIOUSLY, how have I never heard of this website before? This site is FULL of wonderful interactive reading strategy games...

One of the very first things I pinned on Pinterest was a tin foil river.  I have often wondered if this activity would actually be worth it.  Does this actually work?  Would the tin foil hold up?  Would the boys like it?  So we decided to give it a try!  Aidan was gone at basketball …

Tin Foil River Outdoor Water Play

One of the very first things I pinned on Pinterest was a tin foil river. I have often wondered if this activity would actually be worth it. Does this actually work? Would the tin foil hold up? Would the boys like it? So we decided to give it a try! Aidan was gone at basketball …

Looking for reading games for kids? You can make each of these 10 games in less than 15 minutes!

10 DIY Reading games for kids

Bookmarks: language for classroom collaboration. Use these to help your students communicate with groups, patterns, or whole class discussion. 21st century skills.

Bookmarks: language for classroom collaboration. Use these to help your students communicate with groups, patterns, or whole class discussion. 21st century skills.

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