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A Class Full of Reluctant Readers
If you’re having trouble getting your high school students to read and improve their reading skills, I would highly recommend the book, I Read It, but I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adol...
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Acts of Kindness
Students write about the good deeds of others.
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Address Labels Make Good Stickers
If you're like me, you get loads (more than could be used in a lifetime!) of address labels from various non-profit organizations. Frequently, the pictures on the labels are very attractive. I cut off...
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Adopt-a-Book... Plus!
Frequently people donate books, magazines, and other materials to the center. Often they are duplicates of what I already have or not appropriate for our age group. So I keep a brightly decorated box ...
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Adopting Classroom Pets
My classroom animals make even reluctant students want to engage. I’ve found that fostering classroom pets rather than owning them is the way to go. I have an arboreal salamander...
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Adventures with Freddie
I have a teddy bear in my class called Freddie Bear. He's pretty beat up but well loved. Each night a child takes him home with a large index card. They take Freddie on a trip that night to some place...
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Alternative Rewards
I have a system for rewarding students in which they earn tickets they can trade for coupons.
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Amazing Adjectives
To reinforce adjective use, I place the following line on the board: 'I'm a rip-roaring, hand clapping, faithful, ______, ______, _______, United fan!' The instructions are to place as many words that...
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Background Music for Your Classroom
There is research indicating that instrumental music truly helps students learn. However, anything with lyrics tends to pull us out of that receptive, creative, super cognition mode. I have found that...
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Basketball
I divide my class into any size groups. I make up a list of twenty or more questions on the subject being studied. I call on groups sequentially to answer one question and set a time limit. If the gro...
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