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How to Differentiate a Lesson Reference Guide
Need a fast way to create a differentiated lesson for your students? This handy "cheat sheet" is all you need to create a lesson to meet the needs of your GATE students. Decide on your thinking skill, content, resources, and the product by using this one page guide.
What to do when a student refuses to work
Use these tips, tricks, strategies, and resources to help develop a plan when students refuse to work. Avoid getting in a power struggle, keep the student in the room, and get back to teaching (what teachers do best) with these strategies and ideas. Includes free printables and strategies teachers can use right away to help with behavioral problems and motivation challenges. A must read for middle and high school educators. #pathway2success
Launching Reader's Workshop — The Stellar Teacher Co.
Reader's workshop is my favorite structure to use for my reading instruction. Everyone has their own way to launch reader's workshop. In this post I walk you through the first three weeks of reader's workshop in my classroom.
Truth For Teachers - 8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more
A question for new teachers: Do you find yourself talking constantly during group work and other student-directed activities? You shouldn't but it can be tempting to try to keep them on track, push them, etc. Here are 8 ways to break the habit so you will talk less and get kids talking more. #tipsforteachers #newteachers #teachingstrategies
The Literary Maven: Introducing Text Annotation Using the Gradual Release Process
Students can struggle with reading for a variety of reasons: rich vocabulary, lack of background knowledge, the author's writing style. To scaffold difficult texts, teach students to annotate through the gradual release process.
A Memorable Kinesthetic Writing Lesson for Older Students — TeachWriting.org
Teaching writing? Read about a memorable and meaningful kinesthetic activity that will help your students understand the stages of the writing process on a deeper level. Works great in middle and high school English / ELA classes. #writing process #ELAles