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See when I came up with the name for my fitness accountability group I knew I had to make it my own. If you know me at all or if you've been following me, you know that I love my wine.🍷🥂🍷 I love my Rosè when the sun is shining, a fruity and dry Pinot Noir when there's a chill in the air, a citrusy Sauvignon Blanc when I am snacking on cheese, and an interesting Pinot Gris when..well whenever! 🥂🍷🥂
But I have learned that balance is everything!! I have completely cut out  Diet Cokes, replace them with water, plan out my daily fruit and veggie intake, consistently drink a superfoods shake, and fit fitness into my day on the regular! 
So, yea, I might indulge in a few glasses of wine nightly (although I am trying to decrease my intake one or two nights a week 🤷🏼‍♀️...trying because I'm not a quitter.) And I firmly believe in balance.  Why take away the things that make me happy? I would fail at all the other parts that balance this 70/30 lifestyle if I deprived myself of a nice glass of red and 4 dark chocolate covered almonds when I want them. 
And that wouldn't be fun for anyone. Can I get a CHEERS!?🥂 #winot #womeninneedofatribe #workoutforwine #balance #momlife #girlmom #midwestmom #coachlife #goalgetter #teamgoalgetters #koyotepack #spartanation #teacherlife #iteach6 #iteachela #momsohard #teachsohard #middleschoolersgotmelike #canigetanotherglass #makeitalongpour #wineaux #winesdaywednesday @truenorthcollection #passthepinot #raiseyourglass #balancedlife #cleanisheating
WINOT W I N O T ? Women In Need Of a Tribe 👊💪🙌 See when I came up with the name for my fitness accountability group I knew I had to make it my own. If you know me at all or if you've been following me, you know that I love my wine.🍷🥂🍷 I love my Rosè when the sun is shining, a fruity and dry Pinot Noir when there's a chill in the air, a citrusy Sauvignon Blanc when I am snacking on cheese, and an interesting Pinot Gris when..well whenever! 🥂🍷🥂 But I have learned that balance is everything!! I have completely cut out Diet Cokes, replace them with water, plan out my daily fruit and veggie intake, consistently drink a superfoods shake, and fit fitness into my day on the regular! So, yea, I might indulge in a few glasses of wine nightly (although I am trying to decrease my intake one or two nights a week 🤷🏼‍♀️...trying because I'm not a quitter.) And I firmly believe in balance. Why take away the things that make me happy? I would fail at all the other parts that balance this 70/30 lifestyle if I deprived myself of a nice glass of red and 4 dark chocolate covered almonds when I want them. And that wouldn't be fun for anyone. Can I get a CHEERS!?🥂 #winot #womeninneedofatribe #workoutforwine #balance #momlife #girlmom #midwestmom #coachlife #goalgetter #teamgoalgetters #koyotepack #spartanation #teacherlife #iteach6 #iteachela #momsohard #teachsohard #middleschoolersgotmelike #canigetanotherglass #makeitalongpour #wineaux #winesdaywednesday @truenorthcollection #passthepinot #raiseyourglass #balancedlife #cleanisheating
First black out poetry of the year 🙌🏻 I loved how engaged they were in creating their poem as well as observing their classmates’ poems in a gallery walk. 🖤 #blackoutpoetry #poetrypower #proudteacher 
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First black out poetry of the year 🙌🏻 I loved how engaged they were in creating their poem as well as observing their classmates’ poems in a gallery walk. 🖤 #blackoutpoetry #poetrypower #proudteacher #middleschoolersrock #elateacher #iteachmiddleschool #instateachers #iteachela #iteachenglish #teachergram
I want to work on making this page more useful to my followers. Let me know what you would like to see here. More stuff about writing? Dual Enrollment? Teaching online? Professional Development? Community college teaching? #adhd⁣
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I want to work on making this page more useful to my followers. Let me know what you would like to see here. More stuff about writing? Dual Enrollment? Teaching online? Professional Development? Community college teaching? #adhd⁣ #letmeknow #communitycollege #iteachEnglish #iteachELA #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #teachersofIG #dualenrollment #professorlife
Yes!!! Received a gift in the mail! My awesome sister/friend @enochiaa and yes!!!!!!!!!!!! This was right in time to b.c. begin my 2nd nine weeks DI rotation redesign in my classroom.  Thank you!! #happymail #slantstand18atwork #slantstand18atschool @slantstand18 #iteachELA #blackteachersmatter #iteach7th #teacherleader #middleschool #stuckinthemiddle #justteachme #excellenceondisplay #iteach8th #akaeducator #HBCUeducator #blackgirlsplantoo
Yes!!! Received a gift in the mail! My awesome sister/friend @enochiaa and yes!!!!!!!!!!!! This was right in time to b.c. begin my 2nd nine weeks DI rotation redesign in my classroom. Thank you!! #happymail #slantstand18atwork #slantstand18atschool @slantstand18 #iteachELA #blackteachersmatter #iteach7th #teacherleader #middleschool #stuckinthemiddle #justteachme #excellenceondisplay #iteach8th #akaeducator #HBCUeducator #blackgirlsplantoo
QUESTION: What are you grateful for?

I feel so blessed that I get enough personal days each school year to take these needed vacations. (PS I have another one to Mexico next month)

My trip has been so relaxing. It has been wonderful to not worry about all the things that go on in a classroom. Instead my worry has been have I put on enough sunscreen to not not get burned?? (The answer is yes, I still got burned...) My advice to you is use your personal days! Take some time to relax and recharge when things are getting tough and overwhelming. #selfcare because if you are not at your best, you can’t be there for your students and your family. #gratefulheart #blessedlife #vacationgoals #bestversionofme
QUESTION: What are you grateful for? I feel so blessed that I get enough personal days each school year to take these needed vacations. (PS I have another one to Mexico next month) My trip has been so relaxing. It has been wonderful to not worry about all the things that go on in a classroom. Instead my worry has been have I put on enough sunscreen to not not get burned?? (The answer is yes, I still got burned...) My advice to you is use your personal days! Take some time to relax and recharge when things are getting tough and overwhelming. #selfcare because if you are not at your best, you can’t be there for your students and your family. #gratefulheart #blessedlife #vacationgoals #bestversionofme
It’s amazing how doing simple things like getting Starbucks before going to work can make a girl feel like a normal human being. 😅
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My daily grind has got me feeling all kinds of tired and I’m just thankful for the extra time to get a little happy today. It’s the small things!
It’s amazing how doing simple things like getting Starbucks before going to work can make a girl feel like a normal human being. 😅 . . My daily grind has got me feeling all kinds of tired and I’m just thankful for the extra time to get a little happy today. It’s the small things!
Conference days are 13 hour days for me. They are exhausting, but the day after is always worse for me. I’m just so tired! 😴 Anyone else, or am I just an old lady?
Conference days are 13 hour days for me. They are exhausting, but the day after is always worse for me. I’m just so tired! 😴 Anyone else, or am I just an old lady?
Book withdrawals are real! I can’t stop thinking about this book! I finished it 3 days ago, and I am missing Ellingham Academy and Stevie and David and Nate and just the mystery of it all! @maureenjohnsonbooks thank you for this gem! 💙 So, what books have given y’all withdrawals? I need something to fill the hole I am feeling!!
Book withdrawals are real! I can’t stop thinking about this book! I finished it 3 days ago, and I am missing Ellingham Academy and Stevie and David and Nate and just the mystery of it all! @maureenjohnsonbooks thank you for this gem! 💙 So, what books have given y’all withdrawals? I need something to fill the hole I am feeling!!
I don’t know if this is the ‘mom’ in me, but I always have a small snack for my students to munch on when they come to class. If it was my child, I know I’d be happy if he had a little something something to snack on after a long day at school! Last week, I made a simple chex mix with chex cereal, marshmallows and m&m’s and it was a hit! The kids loved it. Teacher win. And inner mom win. 😊️ #winwin ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I don’t know if this is the ‘mom’ in me, but I always have a small snack for my students to munch on when they come to class. If it was my child, I know I’d be happy if he had a little something something to snack on after a long day at school! Last week, I made a simple chex mix with chex cereal, marshmallows and m&m’s and it was a hit! The kids loved it. Teacher win. And inner mom win. 😊️ #winwin ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #teachertribe #igteachers #instateachers #teachergram #teachersonig #teachersoninsta #teachercommunity #teacherlife #teachertalk #iteachela #iteachwriting #iteach678 #elateachers #teachertips #teacherideas #tptsellers #teacherblogger
Our 3rd grade crew took part on a treasure hunt today to discover unfamiliar words' meanings with context clues! Thank the lucky stars for our context clue pirates:
💣Scurvy Synony
💣Andy Antonym
💣Picture Pete
💣Example Eddie
💣Word Parts Willy
💣Captain Inference
💣Definition Davy

Watch my 💰treasure hunt💰 highlight to see all the activities!

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Our 3rd grade crew took part on a treasure hunt today to discover unfamiliar words' meanings with context clues! Thank the lucky stars for our context clue pirates: 💣Scurvy Synony 💣Andy Antonym 💣Picture Pete 💣Example Eddie 💣Word Parts Willy 💣Captain Inference 💣Definition Davy Watch my 💰treasure hunt💰 highlight to see all the activities! #teacher #teachers #teach #teaching #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #teachersofig #teachersfollowteachers #teachersoftpt #iteachtoo #iteachela #iteachreading #iteach3rd #iteachthird #teacherlife #education #classroom #elementary #SetTheStagetoEngage #rcainspired #pirates #contextclues #engagement
Children are not numbers. They are not data. They are not graphs, or colorful spreadsheets. They are humans with lives beyond our schools, classrooms, and the bureaucracy of education. #teachersofinstagram #teaching #iteachreading #teachersofinsta #teachersofigau #teach #iteachwriting #iteachela #teacherlife🍎 #morethanlexile
Children are not numbers. They are not data. They are not graphs, or colorful spreadsheets. They are humans with lives beyond our schools, classrooms, and the bureaucracy of education. #teachersofinstagram #teaching #iteachreading #teachersofinsta #teachersofigau #teach #iteachwriting #iteachela #teacherlife🍎 #morethanlexile
Can you tell what unit my students are in? My sophomores are starting their informative research next week, my freshmen are already deep into researching famous feuds and rivalries, and my juniors are knee deep in the American Enlightenment. So everyone is reading nonfiction and informational texts right now! This set of four steps meets the needs of all my students--from my youngest freshman to my most seasoned junior! Read more about these steps here: http://moore-english.com/4-steps-to-pre-read-any-nonfiction-or-informational-text/ .
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Can you tell what unit my students are in? My sophomores are starting their informative research next week, my freshmen are already deep into researching famous feuds and rivalries, and my juniors are knee deep in the American Enlightenment. So everyone is reading nonfiction and informational texts right now! This set of four steps meets the needs of all my students--from my youngest freshman to my most seasoned junior! Read more about these steps here: http://moore-english.com/4-steps-to-pre-read-any-nonfiction-or-informational-text/ . . . #iteachela #englishteacher #secondaryela #secondaryenglish #secondaryelatecher #secondaryenglishteacher #2ndaryela #2ndaryenglish #2ndaryelateacher #2ndaryenglishteacher #closreading #annotation #annotating #readwithapen #prereading #readingstrategies #readingteacher #informationaltexts #nonfictionreading #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofthegram #teachersofig #instateacher #instagramteacher #teacherblog #teacherinspiration #studentannotations
I overthink everything. #anxietyproblems Today, I spent so much time overthinking my lesson (one I’ll be observed on) that I completely scrapped the entire plan... twice. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Now I’m back at the original lesson, still wondering why I doubted myself! Remember, you and the CEO of your classroom and you know what’s best for your kids! Credit to my my awesome teammate for always reminding me of this! .
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I overthink everything. #anxietyproblems Today, I spent so much time overthinking my lesson (one I’ll be observed on) that I completely scrapped the entire plan... twice. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Now I’m back at the original lesson, still wondering why I doubted myself! Remember, you and the CEO of your classroom and you know what’s best for your kids! Credit to my my awesome teammate for always reminding me of this! . . . #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachingela #elateacher #iteachela #iteachmiddleschool #iteachtoo #secondaryela
Order up! StarBOOKS “book sipping” tomorrow and a poetry slam read aloud! Can’t wait for my students to experience the 1st classroom transformation tomorrow! #starbookscafe #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teachersofinsta #teachersfollowteachers #classroomtransformation #elementary #elementaryteacher #teacher #iteach4th #iteachela #iteachtoo
Order up! StarBOOKS “book sipping” tomorrow and a poetry slam read aloud! Can’t wait for my students to experience the 1st classroom transformation tomorrow! #starbookscafe #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teachersofinsta #teachersfollowteachers #classroomtransformation #elementary #elementaryteacher #teacher #iteach4th #iteachela #iteachtoo
There’s still time!! If you need to shake things up on these last October days, grab ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and my new companion. It’s short, but a classic your students need to know!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There’s still time!! If you need to shake things up on these last October days, grab ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and my new companion. It’s short, but a classic your students need to know!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #teachersofinstagram #teacherspayteachers #iteach #iteachfourth #readaloud #raisingreaders #iteachthird #iteachfifth #readingteacher #iteachreading #iteachela #fallreads #halloween #halloweenbooks #sleepyhollow #ichabodcrane
Books. Books. And more books. 😍
Books. Books. And more books. 😍
I’m such a sucker for a creepy psychological thriller, which why Macbeth is my all-time favorite Shakespeare play. It goes well with this time of year too!! 🗡🔮☠⠀⁣
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I’m such a sucker for a creepy psychological thriller, which why Macbeth is my all-time favorite Shakespeare play. It goes well with this time of year too!! 🗡🔮☠⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ What’s your favorite Shakespeare play? ⠀⁣ ⠀
Yeah, not exactly pilgrims... lol #2006 #kidssaythedarndestthings
Yeah, not exactly pilgrims... lol #2006 #kidssaythedarndestthings
per·se·ver·ance /ˌpərsəˈvirəns/ (noun)

persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. "her perseverance with the technique illustrates her dedication to achieving a pursuit of Better"

#whyiteach #loveteaching
per·se·ver·ance /ˌpərsəˈvirəns/ (noun) persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. "her perseverance with the technique illustrates her dedication to achieving a pursuit of Better" #whyiteach #loveteaching
Book 2!📚
I LOVED reading this with my students + teaching them about another courageous person in our history! The best part was when a student said “oh yay! I was wondering if you were going to teach us about this!”
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Every day for the next 3 weeks I will be sharing a book we are using to talk/write about courageous people in our world who have made a difference! Any suggestions-leave a comment! •
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Book 2!📚 I LOVED reading this with my students + teaching them about another courageous person in our history! The best part was when a student said “oh yay! I was wondering if you were going to teach us about this!” • • • Every day for the next 3 weeks I will be sharing a book we are using to talk/write about courageous people in our world who have made a difference! Any suggestions-leave a comment! • • • #teachersofinsta #pride #diversebooks #diversekidlit #readaloud #mentortexts #iteachtoo #iteachfourth #iteach4th #iteachela
🎃HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN STEM🎃 Let’s be honest. Our students on Halloween are on ANOTHER level!! I always love doing STEM projects on holidays at school. If you can’t beat them, join them! It’s going to be a crazy day so why fight it? We have engineering standards that we have to hit so these quick STEM projects are perfect!! •
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The students are challenged to build the tallest & cheapest pumpkin stand for our local pumpkin patch! There is a story that goes along with it, a specific challenge, requirements, and the materials cost money! The students work in groups of 2-4 to plan out their stand, draw a model, gather materials, & build their stand! At the end, we test all of their pumpkin stands together! We did this activity last year and it was a blast! The winning team obviously gets a bag of candy because IT’S HALLOWEEN!👻 •
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This STEM project includes a recording sheet for students, a PowerPoint that goes over the story, instructions, costs, and guidelines. The best part is that it is all editable! Don’t have certain materials available? No problem! Just change what the students can build with base off what you have in your classroom already!! Grab this on sale in my TPT store for the next 24 hours!
🎃HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN STEM🎃 Let’s be honest. Our students on Halloween are on ANOTHER level!! I always love doing STEM projects on holidays at school. If you can’t beat them, join them! It’s going to be a crazy day so why fight it? We have engineering standards that we have to hit so these quick STEM projects are perfect!! • • The students are challenged to build the tallest & cheapest pumpkin stand for our local pumpkin patch! There is a story that goes along with it, a specific challenge, requirements, and the materials cost money! The students work in groups of 2-4 to plan out their stand, draw a model, gather materials, & build their stand! At the end, we test all of their pumpkin stands together! We did this activity last year and it was a blast! The winning team obviously gets a bag of candy because IT’S HALLOWEEN!👻 • • This STEM project includes a recording sheet for students, a PowerPoint that goes over the story, instructions, costs, and guidelines. The best part is that it is all editable! Don’t have certain materials available? No problem! Just change what the students can build with base off what you have in your classroom already!! Grab this on sale in my TPT store for the next 24 hours!
Do you see something in this stack that you loved? Ms. Bixby’s Last Day is one of my favorites. I’m excited to add some of these titles to my library!
Do you see something in this stack that you loved? Ms. Bixby’s Last Day is one of my favorites. I’m excited to add some of these titles to my library!
Spotted at recess! This HUGE caterpillar will become a North American Luna Moth which only live for 7 to 10 days.
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It’s UNREAL how easy tackling passages can be! 😍 Loving this new #anchorchart acronym to teach my students! I teach several strategies/acronyms when it comes to reading a passage or text, but this one is new for us! Saw a version of this online and tailored it for my students’ needs!
💡: I do add “write your main ideas after each paragraph” as part of the “R” but it doesn’t apply to ALL of my students so I tape the words up when needed! ☺️
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It’s UNREAL how easy tackling passages can be! 😍 Loving this new #anchorchart acronym to teach my students! I teach several strategies/acronyms when it comes to reading a passage or text, but this one is new for us! Saw a version of this online and tailored it for my students’ needs! 💡: I do add “write your main ideas after each paragraph” as part of the “R” but it doesn’t apply to ALL of my students so I tape the words up when needed! ☺️ . . . #reading #readingteacher #iteachreading #iteachreaders #readingislife #readingisfundamental #testingstrategies #independentreading #guidedreading #ilovereading #anchorcharts #classroomposters #readingresponse #readingstrategies #readingskills #teachersofinstagram #iteachelementary #weareteachers #teachertribe #teachershare #elementaryteacher #textevidence #instagramteachers #iteachela #readingposters #teachersfollowteachers
Are your #students looking for some humor in their reading? HILARIOUS #hipbooks feature: Todd thought working at a convenience store would be boring. But ONE CRAZY NIGHT, a thunderstorm knocks out the power, brings in a robber, a woman having a baby & the world's crankiest teacher. (Reading lvl: Gr 3; Interest lvl: Gr 5-12) Link in bio. 
#hiptips #reading #read #ela #teaching #teachingreading #iteachreading #iteachtoo #iteachela #readingspecialist #readinginterventionist #readingintervention #literacyspecialist #readingteacher #elementaryteacher #teacherlife #classroomlibrary #booksforkids #kidsbooks #bookstagram #ya #yalit #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #readingisfun #readingisfunny
Are your #students looking for some humor in their reading? HILARIOUS #hipbooks feature: Todd thought working at a convenience store would be boring. But ONE CRAZY NIGHT, a thunderstorm knocks out the power, brings in a robber, a woman having a baby & the world's crankiest teacher. (Reading lvl: Gr 3; Interest lvl: Gr 5-12) Link in bio. #hiptips #reading #read #ela #teaching #teachingreading #iteachreading #iteachtoo #iteachela #readingspecialist #readinginterventionist #readingintervention #literacyspecialist #readingteacher #elementaryteacher #teacherlife #classroomlibrary #booksforkids #kidsbooks #bookstagram #ya #yalit #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #readingisfun #readingisfunny
Continued teaching little firsties today about how to self-regulate. They did a great job choosing three strategies that would be best for them. #sel #socialemotionallearning
Continued teaching little firsties today about how to self-regulate. They did a great job choosing three strategies that would be best for them. #sel #socialemotionallearning
'You can fight using social media in your school district, or you can use it to your advantage.' @_JeffGargas⠀
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But where do we start?  What should we include? What is the best method for deciding what is “good use” and what is not?⠀
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The truth is, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.  There is no simple template to copy. Your guidelines need to be custom tailored to you and your community. However, there are some steps you can take to make the process efficient and effective.⠀
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7 Tips in our new blog at (link in bio)
'You can fight using social media in your school district, or you can use it to your advantage.' @_JeffGargas⠀ ⠀ But where do we start? What should we include? What is the best method for deciding what is “good use” and what is not?⠀ ⠀ The truth is, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. There is no simple template to copy. Your guidelines need to be custom tailored to you and your community. However, there are some steps you can take to make the process efficient and effective.⠀ ⠀ 7 Tips in our new blog at (link in bio)
Today we worked on theme. This is always tricky, and students always have trouble deciphering between theme and main idea. ⁣
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To begin, we discussed the definition of theme and then looked at thematic topics vs thematic statements using a movie we were all familiar with. ⁣
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How do you teach theme? #theme #thematictopic #thematicstatement
Today we worked on theme. This is always tricky, and students always have trouble deciphering between theme and main idea. ⁣ ⁣ To begin, we discussed the definition of theme and then looked at thematic topics vs thematic statements using a movie we were all familiar with. ⁣ ⁣ Then students used the story of “Cronos” and had to come up with a thematic topic that represented the story and thematic statements that supported the topic. ⁣ ⁣ How do you teach theme? #theme #thematictopic #thematicstatement
I love having my AVID students rep my alma mater every year for college week! And yes, I am very proud of our dope door decor this year! #Teacherlife #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teacher #iteachela #iteachtoo #highschoolenglish #englishteacher #literature #teachertips #tpt #teacherspayteachers #teach #csumb @csumb @csumb_alumni #almamatet @avid4college
I love having my AVID students rep my alma mater every year for college week! And yes, I am very proud of our dope door decor this year! #Teacherlife #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teacher #iteachela #iteachtoo #highschoolenglish #englishteacher #literature #teachertips #tpt #teacherspayteachers #teach #csumb @csumb @csumb_alumni #almamatet @avid4college
My new #Bookflix bulletin board to get my students and other third graders excited about reading! Even my pup got in on the fun! 📚🐶
My new #Bookflix bulletin board to get my students and other third graders excited about reading! Even my pup got in on the fun! 📚🐶
I am always looking for ways to get my kids up and moving! I am so thankful to our librarian for letting us take over the library today for our fun “running crosswords” challenge. Each pair had a runner and a scribe. The runner had to go around the library reading passages in order to return to the scribe with the crossword answers one at a time. Half way through, they switched jobs. And with 5 minutes left, I let them all run around like crazy people to try and finish before the other teams. An otherwise boring activity turned fun!! #iteach #iteachtoo #iteachela #iteachenglish #iteachhighschool #iteachhighschoolenglish #ela #english #englishteacher #elateacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #teachersofig #teachersfollowteachers #teachersfollowteachersoninstagram
I am always looking for ways to get my kids up and moving! I am so thankful to our librarian for letting us take over the library today for our fun “running crosswords” challenge. Each pair had a runner and a scribe. The runner had to go around the library reading passages in order to return to the scribe with the crossword answers one at a time. Half way through, they switched jobs. And with 5 minutes left, I let them all run around like crazy people to try and finish before the other teams. An otherwise boring activity turned fun!! #iteach #iteachtoo #iteachela #iteachenglish #iteachhighschool #iteachhighschoolenglish #ela #english #englishteacher #elateacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #teachersofig #teachersfollowteachers #teachersfollowteachersoninstagram
Now that's a good looking white board 😍🤩 We continued our discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird by first categorizing What's Worth Talking About. Students took their one-pagers, highlighted 3 most discussion- worthy topics, and put them on post-its. From there, they put their stickies on the board and we grouped them in categories. As you can see, most students stuck to a few main areas to discuss. We clarified any questions and took comments, but tomorrow we'll dig deep into analysis!! This unit is off to a great start!
Now that's a good looking white board 😍🤩 We continued our discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird by first categorizing What's Worth Talking About. Students took their one-pagers, highlighted 3 most discussion- worthy topics, and put them on post-its. From there, they put their stickies on the board and we grouped them in categories. As you can see, most students stuck to a few main areas to discuss. We clarified any questions and took comments, but tomorrow we'll dig deep into analysis!! This unit is off to a great start!
Want to get your students really pumped about close reading?  Make them each their own close reading toolkit and see what happens!  This resource also includes your own close reading planning template, question guide, and group role cards!⁣
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Want to get your students really pumped about close reading? Make them each their own close reading toolkit and see what happens! This resource also includes your own close reading planning template, question guide, and group role cards!⁣ ⁣ https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Close-Reading-Toolkit-3671563 #readingteacher⁣ #readingstrategies⁣ #literacyrocks⁣ #writinglessons⁣ #booksforkids⁣ #iteachwriting⁣ #iteachreading⁣ #reading⁣ #wearereaders⁣ #guidedreading⁣ #iteachela⁣ #readingcenters⁣ #guidedreading⁣ #iteachfirst⁣ #iteachfourth⁣ #iteachsecond⁣ #iteachthird⁣ #elementaryteacher⁣ #iteach2nd⁣ #iteach3rd⁣ #teacherlife⁣ #teaching⁣ #teachersfollowteachers#teachersofinstagram⁣ #classroom⁣ #teach#iteachtoo⁣ #teacherspayteachers #teachersofig #tpt
Do you use the ACE writing method to teach academic paragraph writing?  My students love mnemonics to help them structure their work! ⁣
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Do you use the ACE writing method to teach academic paragraph writing? My students love mnemonics to help them structure their work! ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ACE-Expository-Writing-Strategy-Pixanotes-great-for-SPEDELL-2833498⁣ 🔗 Link in profile too!⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #paragraphwriting #acewriting #writingstrategy #mnemonics #middleschool #englishteacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachmiddleschool #iteachela #iteach678 #teachersofig #iteachenglish #middleschoolteacher #elateacher #teachers #teachersofthegram
I have never done well with change 😂
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I like routines and plans and schedules. Change throws me off and freaks me out. Anyone else?! .
BUT Autumn is literally the most beautiful time of year. I snapped this pic on my run today because it just hit me how pretty it was- and how it’s actually the change that makes it so beautiful 🍁
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I need to remember this when changes are happening. Instead of seeing it as scary, I need to try to embrace the beauty! 🌟
I have never done well with change 😂 . I like routines and plans and schedules. Change throws me off and freaks me out. Anyone else?! . BUT Autumn is literally the most beautiful time of year. I snapped this pic on my run today because it just hit me how pretty it was- and how it’s actually the change that makes it so beautiful 🍁 . I need to remember this when changes are happening. Instead of seeing it as scary, I need to try to embrace the beauty! 🌟
Flexible seating has been going very smoothly in my class. 🙌🏼 This is one of the most sought after spots...an old kitchen island from my parents’ house. #flexibleseating #iteachfifth #iteachela #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #annamacrules
Flexible seating has been going very smoothly in my class. 🙌🏼 This is one of the most sought after spots...an old kitchen island from my parents’ house. #flexibleseating #iteachfifth #iteachela #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #annamacrules
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt like you aren’t doing enough or question if you are a good enough teacher. 🙋🏽‍♀️
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I have a LOT to say about this topic so listen up friends. 👂🏼 You need to ask yourself every single day before you leave, “Did I do my best today?” When I say that, I don’t mean did every student in your class rock their summative assessment or did your entire class follow directions the first time. 🤯
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What I mean by giving your best is... did you smile, did you show your students you love them, did you plan a lesson you thought would make it click, did you do everything you could with what you were given to teach your students? I’m going to guess that answer is usually a yes. 🙌🏼
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Here’s the thing though, you can only do the best with what you’ve got. Some days... you’re fighting off a cold, you got in a fight with your partner before you left the house, and realized when you got to school that you forgot a lunch. On a day like that... your best might look a little different than on a day where the teacher stars align and every student is on task and rocking the day.🍁
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BOTH of those days are normal. Both of those days could end up with you saying you gave your best. And guess what, some days your answer will be no. You snapped when you shouldn’t have, you got frustrated. That’s ok too. You are human and you are allowed to make mistakes too. Reflect. Learn. Forgive yourself. 🌻
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Be proud of yourself. Stop beating yourself up. If you can say you gave your best, walk out that door with no regrets and a smile. I’m here to say... I think you’re doing a great job teacher friend. ❤️
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Ps. Tag a teacher who might need to hear this today and hit the little flag to save this post to read over and over again on those days when you’re struggling. 🥰
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt like you aren’t doing enough or question if you are a good enough teacher. 🙋🏽‍♀️ • I have a LOT to say about this topic so listen up friends. 👂🏼 You need to ask yourself every single day before you leave, “Did I do my best today?” When I say that, I don’t mean did every student in your class rock their summative assessment or did your entire class follow directions the first time. 🤯 • What I mean by giving your best is... did you smile, did you show your students you love them, did you plan a lesson you thought would make it click, did you do everything you could with what you were given to teach your students? I’m going to guess that answer is usually a yes. 🙌🏼 • Here’s the thing though, you can only do the best with what you’ve got. Some days... you’re fighting off a cold, you got in a fight with your partner before you left the house, and realized when you got to school that you forgot a lunch. On a day like that... your best might look a little different than on a day where the teacher stars align and every student is on task and rocking the day.🍁 • BOTH of those days are normal. Both of those days could end up with you saying you gave your best. And guess what, some days your answer will be no. You snapped when you shouldn’t have, you got frustrated. That’s ok too. You are human and you are allowed to make mistakes too. Reflect. Learn. Forgive yourself. 🌻 • Be proud of yourself. Stop beating yourself up. If you can say you gave your best, walk out that door with no regrets and a smile. I’m here to say... I think you’re doing a great job teacher friend. ❤️ • Ps. Tag a teacher who might need to hear this today and hit the little flag to save this post to read over and over again on those days when you’re struggling. 🥰
Still leveling your class library? It's time to rethink it. Group books by genre instead, or simply place them in alphabetical order by author... like a real library.
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If the people who practically created book leveling can admit that it's gone too far, maybe we should do the same. Here's what F&P had to say...
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“We created the levels for books, and not as labels for children, and our goal was that these levels be in the hands of people who understand their complexity and use them to make good decisions in instruction. We certainly never intended that children focus on a label for themselves in choosing books in classroom libraries.”
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Still leveling your class library? It's time to rethink it. Group books by genre instead, or simply place them in alphabetical order by author... like a real library. ‍ If the people who practically created book leveling can admit that it's gone too far, maybe we should do the same. Here's what F&P had to say... ‍ “We created the levels for books, and not as labels for children, and our goal was that these levels be in the hands of people who understand their complexity and use them to make good decisions in instruction. We certainly never intended that children focus on a label for themselves in choosing books in classroom libraries.” ‍ Read this article from @fountaspinnell in @sljournal for more >> https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=fountas-pinnell-say-librarians-guide-readers-interest-not-level ‍ #raisingreaders #readersareleaders #classroomlibrary#readingteacher #readingstrategies #literacyrocks #readalouds #kidslit #booksforkids #iteachreading #childrensliterature #wearereaders #iteachela #readingcenters #guidedreading #classroomlibrary #teachertips #teaching #iteachtoo #teachertip #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers
25cents each! 😍 trying to build up my fantasy and horror genre in my classroom library 📚 #elateacher #iteachela #iteach6 #bookstoread #stacksonstacks #igconnect4edu #secondaryela #secondaryteacher #iteachtoo #iteachmiddle #floridateacher #teachersofig #teachersofig #middleschoolteacher
One of my favorite new hacks this school year...labeled folders for each block! 📕
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I like to put papers to grade on the inside and post-it notes with reminders on the front that need my attention each class.
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Do you have any tips that help you stay organized?  You know I'm always looking for more ideas!
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One of my favorite new hacks this school year...labeled folders for each block! 📕 . I like to put papers to grade on the inside and post-it notes with reminders on the front that need my attention each class. . Plus, it fits my classroom theme!🙈 . Do you have any tips that help you stay organized? You know I'm always looking for more ideas! . #organization #folders #cleandesk #polkadots #gold #iteachtoo #iteachuppergrades #iteachspecialed #iteachgovernment #file #system #whateverworks #postitnotes #staysane #teacherhacks #teachertips #teacherideas #teachersofinstagram #teachersofthegram #teachersofinsta #iteachsped #iteachela #teacherlife #teacher #organiser #organizing
So excited I found this book for 40% off today!! #thebadseed #readingpower #iteachela
So excited I found this book for 40% off today!! #thebadseed #readingpower #iteachela
I am trying true literature circles for the first time with my GT class and I need your help! I just started prepping the materials from @lovinlit (she has a bundle in her @teacherspayteachers store that’s absolutely amazing) but now I need to nail down some novel options for my kids to pick from.
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I obviously want to make sure I’ve read them first, so I grabbed these today because our library already has class sets. I’m open to any others though as well so PLEASE let me know! Are any of these a no-go? Is one of them your favorite? Do you have other recommendations? I’ll take allllll your thoughts!👇🏻
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I am trying true literature circles for the first time with my GT class and I need your help! I just started prepping the materials from @lovinlit (she has a bundle in her @teacherspayteachers store that’s absolutely amazing) but now I need to nail down some novel options for my kids to pick from. • I obviously want to make sure I’ve read them first, so I grabbed these today because our library already has class sets. I’m open to any others though as well so PLEASE let me know! Are any of these a no-go? Is one of them your favorite? Do you have other recommendations? I’ll take allllll your thoughts!👇🏻 • • • #literaturecircles #iteachgifted #iteachfifthgrade #teachersofig #teachersofinstagram #teacher #teacherlife #teacherspayteachers #teachertribe #teachers #iloveteaching #iteach5th #iteachela #teachersfollowteachers #iteachtoo #teachfifth #teacherbsn #iteach345 #teacherblogger
Another simple anchor chart that goes hand in hand with our literary language one. As I shared in my publishing party post, one of my goals this year is to make a stronger connection between the stories my students read and the stories they write themselves. This goal has radically changed the way we talk about stories in my class.

In the past, I’ve mostly focused on the content of the books we are discussing, asking comprehension questions over anything else. Essentially, the “whats,” “whens,” and “wheres” of the question world. This year, I’ve mostly been asking “Why?” Why did the author do that? And how did she do it? 
This higher order thinking is definitely difficult at first, but with enough consistency and access to the language they need, the students run with it. Now, when I ask the students what they are thinking about our read alouds, the most common start is “It’s interesting how the author....” 🤓
Understanding the choices authors make in books makes it so much easier for the students to make those same choices in their own writing. Just changing the way we talk about books during read alouds has changed the way my students talk about their writing during writers workshop. It’s still adorably shocking to sit down with one of my students during a writing conference and hear them say “I’m thinking about how I can use small actions and sound effects to build more suspense in my story.” It’s very empowering for them to be able to articulate the hows and whys of their own writing, and I’m pretty sure comments like that will never stop making my teacher heart sing.
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Another simple anchor chart that goes hand in hand with our literary language one. As I shared in my publishing party post, one of my goals this year is to make a stronger connection between the stories my students read and the stories they write themselves. This goal has radically changed the way we talk about stories in my class. In the past, I’ve mostly focused on the content of the books we are discussing, asking comprehension questions over anything else. Essentially, the “whats,” “whens,” and “wheres” of the question world. This year, I’ve mostly been asking “Why?” Why did the author do that? And how did she do it? This higher order thinking is definitely difficult at first, but with enough consistency and access to the language they need, the students run with it. Now, when I ask the students what they are thinking about our read alouds, the most common start is “It’s interesting how the author....” 🤓 Understanding the choices authors make in books makes it so much easier for the students to make those same choices in their own writing. Just changing the way we talk about books during read alouds has changed the way my students talk about their writing during writers workshop. It’s still adorably shocking to sit down with one of my students during a writing conference and hear them say “I’m thinking about how I can use small actions and sound effects to build more suspense in my story.” It’s very empowering for them to be able to articulate the hows and whys of their own writing, and I’m pretty sure comments like that will never stop making my teacher heart sing. . . . . #authorscraft #writersworkshop #readersworkshop #unitsofstudy #lucycalkins #iteachfifth #iteach5th #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #anchorcharts #iteachela #iteachreading #iteachwriting
Situational Irony: being extra on Thoreau week. For the kids who appreciated the ambient nature sounds and wardrobe choices, it was well worth it! .

#iteachenglish #teachersofinstagram #apenglish #thoreau #highschoolteacher #americanliterature #iteachela #elateacher #englishteacher #aplang #henryismyhomeboy
Situational Irony: being extra on Thoreau week. For the kids who appreciated the ambient nature sounds and wardrobe choices, it was well worth it! . #iteachenglish #teachersofinstagram #apenglish #thoreau #highschoolteacher #americanliterature #iteachela #elateacher #englishteacher #aplang #henryismyhomeboy
Every time I say dystopia, I want to sing it to the tune of Disturbia 🎶
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Had so much fun with my Defining Dystopia stations with my freshmen today. This was a great intro to our novel study! How do you guys help your kids understand dystopian societies??
Every time I say dystopia, I want to sing it to the tune of Disturbia 🎶 • Had so much fun with my Defining Dystopia stations with my freshmen today. This was a great intro to our novel study! How do you guys help your kids understand dystopian societies??
@marylandeducators, join me and many others tomorrow for a powerful conversation. Honored to have been invited as a panelist. If you have children in @baltcityschools, live in #Baltimore City, work or live in Baltimore City, you should be active on this issue because if we get it wrong things are going to get incredibly worse over the next decade. The @teachersupplyswap specifically shouldn’t have to exist because schools should be adequately funded. Everyone who is upset about the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap closing can, and should, direct that same amount of energy into supporting the Kirwan Commission’s recommendations to adequately fund our schools. The Kirwin Commission's work group recently proposed an updated public school funding formula and phase-in plan that significantly increases the amount of money each school district receives under the current law to ensure the success of both teachers and students in schools. Contact your legislator to ask them to support the recommendations and learn how you can stay engaged. Support grassroots groups that are addressing the root causes of educational inequity... Together, we can better support Baltimore, our schools, our educators and our students.
@marylandeducators, join me and many others tomorrow for a powerful conversation. Honored to have been invited as a panelist. If you have children in @baltcityschools, live in #Baltimore City, work or live in Baltimore City, you should be active on this issue because if we get it wrong things are going to get incredibly worse over the next decade. The @teachersupplyswap specifically shouldn’t have to exist because schools should be adequately funded. Everyone who is upset about the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap closing can, and should, direct that same amount of energy into supporting the Kirwan Commission’s recommendations to adequately fund our schools. The Kirwin Commission's work group recently proposed an updated public school funding formula and phase-in plan that significantly increases the amount of money each school district receives under the current law to ensure the success of both teachers and students in schools. Contact your legislator to ask them to support the recommendations and learn how you can stay engaged. Support grassroots groups that are addressing the root causes of educational inequity... Together, we can better support Baltimore, our schools, our educators and our students.
Yesterday we watched “Squeaky Boots” from season 1 of Spongebob and compared it to The Tell-Tale Heart. The kids absolutely loved it! #movievsbook📚 #iteachmiddleschool #iteachela #teachersofinstagram #teachersofthegram #180daysin215
Yesterday we watched “Squeaky Boots” from season 1 of Spongebob and compared it to The Tell-Tale Heart. The kids absolutely loved it! #movievsbook📚 #iteachmiddleschool #iteachela #teachersofinstagram #teachersofthegram #180daysin215
Get ready for Halloween by checking out this resource!🎃👻 Students rotate between 7 stations and experiment with different types of poetry ✏️ All the directions and manupulatives for each station are included! As students rotate through the stations, they record their poetry in a keepsake mini book. Check out the link in my bio 😊👍
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Get ready for Halloween by checking out this resource!🎃👻 Students rotate between 7 stations and experiment with different types of poetry ✏️ All the directions and manupulatives for each station are included! As students rotate through the stations, they record their poetry in a keepsake mini book. Check out the link in my bio 😊👍 . . #halloween #halloweenpoetry #halloweenintheclassroom #teacherpreneur #charterschool #tpt #teacherspayteachers #exceptionalela #teachergram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachela #iteachelamiddleschool #iteach8th #ela #elateachers #elateacher #iteachtoo #middleschool #middleschoolteachers #stuckinthemiddle #teachersengaging
Any of you teachers have a house system at your school? We started one at our school this year and so far it's been an adjustment for everyons, but overall I think it's really cool that students and staff can bond in this way. It's like real life Harry Potter (without the magic)! Students all got a t-shirt for their assigned house which we have to wear on Tuesdays and can earn points for their house by wearing them and showing good behaviors throughout the week. Love these new leaderboards they put up recently too! ❤️
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Any of you teachers have a house system at your school? We started one at our school this year and so far it's been an adjustment for everyons, but overall I think it's really cool that students and staff can bond in this way. It's like real life Harry Potter (without the magic)! Students all got a t-shirt for their assigned house which we have to wear on Tuesdays and can earn points for their house by wearing them and showing good behaviors throughout the week. Love these new leaderboards they put up recently too! ❤️ . . #teacherpreneur #charterschool #tpt #teacherspayteachers #teachergram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachela #iteachelamiddleschool #iteach8th #ela #elateachers #elateacher #iteachtoo #middleschool #middleschoolteachers #stuckinthemiddle #middleschoolELA #highschoolela #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers
Partner work on “ICE” ing Evidence! After completing an extended response, we analyzed the responses and determined they were lacking in evidence introductions and explanations. We worked on this using ICE. To practice, I created a sheet providing students with cited evidence that they had to work together to introduce and explain! We worked on this earlier in the year by verbally introducing and explaining a given piece of evidence. They are making improvement! There is nothing better than seeing that aha moment! See if you can spot that moment in the clips! #learningstripes #followmeleadership #iteach6th #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #iteachela #iteachmiddles
Partner work on “ICE” ing Evidence! After completing an extended response, we analyzed the responses and determined they were lacking in evidence introductions and explanations. We worked on this using ICE. To practice, I created a sheet providing students with cited evidence that they had to work together to introduce and explain! We worked on this earlier in the year by verbally introducing and explaining a given piece of evidence. They are making improvement! There is nothing better than seeing that aha moment! See if you can spot that moment in the clips! #learningstripes #followmeleadership #iteach6th #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #iteachela #iteachmiddles
the English teacher in me GEEKED OUT during this weekend getaway at the beginning of October! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is an American classic and getting to be in the town that inspired it all and visiting the author’s gravesite is truly an experience I’ll never forget. I even brought home an illustrated edition to possibly read to my classes next week! Can’t wait to go back! 🖤👻🎃🍂 ••• What are your favorite short stories to share during fall/spooky season? (preferably w/ middle schoolers, but I’m always open to new content) COMMENT BELOW! #iteachela #iteachmiddleschool #teachersofinstagram #halloween #fall #shortstories
the English teacher in me GEEKED OUT during this weekend getaway at the beginning of October! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is an American classic and getting to be in the town that inspired it all and visiting the author’s gravesite is truly an experience I’ll never forget. I even brought home an illustrated edition to possibly read to my classes next week! Can’t wait to go back! 🖤👻🎃🍂 ••• What are your favorite short stories to share during fall/spooky season? (preferably w/ middle schoolers, but I’m always open to new content) COMMENT BELOW! #iteachela #iteachmiddleschool #teachersofinstagram #halloween #fall #shortstories
ELA post! It took me almost two months, but I finally figured out book bins. So thankful I have 3 students who are both in 5th hour and 6th hour. They help clear the art supplies off the table and exchange them for our book bins!
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#teach #teacher #elateacher #ela #ela7 #languagearts #languageartteacher #bookbins #books #classroomlibrary #middleschool #middleschoolteacher #middleschoolela #iteach #iteachtoo #iteachela
ELA post! It took me almost two months, but I finally figured out book bins. So thankful I have 3 students who are both in 5th hour and 6th hour. They help clear the art supplies off the table and exchange them for our book bins! . . . . #teach #teacher #elateacher #ela #ela7 #languagearts #languageartteacher #bookbins #books #classroomlibrary #middleschool #middleschoolteacher #middleschoolela #iteach #iteachtoo #iteachela
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We are all growing. You have our permission to make mistakes, reflect, and grow! That's life!
Reflection is essential.⠀ ⠀ For Students⠀ For Teachers⠀ For Parents⠀ For Administrators⠀ ⠀ We are all growing. You have our permission to make mistakes, reflect, and grow! That's life!
You need this! This resource from @hello_fifth is FANTASTIC! ⁠
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We've been using our language wall for two weeks now and have already learned so much. ⁠
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Last week, we learned about verbs and different types of nouns. ⁠
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This week we are reviewing nouns and verbs, and introducing adjectives. ⁠
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Through working with a mentor sentence or short paragraph, we've been able to discuss proper paragraph formatting (indents are tough to remember 🤷🏻‍♀️) and different sentence types.⁠
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We've learned all of these things in just 5-10 minutes a day!⁠
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#languagewall #mentortexts  #mentorsentences #englishlanguagearts #ela #iteachenglish #iteachela #writingworkshop #parts #iteachfourth #iteach345 #teachertribe #iteach123 #iteachthird #iteachfifth #iteachsixth  #teachercreated  #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #teachersofinstagram #elementaryschool
You need this! This resource from @hello_fifth is FANTASTIC! ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ We've been using our language wall for two weeks now and have already learned so much. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Last week, we learned about verbs and different types of nouns. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ This week we are reviewing nouns and verbs, and introducing adjectives. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Through working with a mentor sentence or short paragraph, we've been able to discuss proper paragraph formatting (indents are tough to remember 🤷🏻‍♀️) and different sentence types.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ We've learned all of these things in just 5-10 minutes a day!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #languagewall #mentortexts #mentorsentences #englishlanguagearts #ela #iteachenglish #iteachela #writingworkshop #parts #iteachfourth #iteach345 #teachertribe #iteach123 #iteachthird #iteachfifth #iteachsixth #teachercreated #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #teachersofinstagram #elementaryschool
Reading a book is like having by a conversation. You’re not going to get much out of it if you don’t participate 📚
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#iteachela #iteach12th #iteachenglish #teacherlife #secondaryela #nctevillage #12thgradeela #readingisfundamental #seniorlit #readingstrategies #harrypotter
Reading a book is like having by a conversation. You’re not going to get much out of it if you don’t participate 📚 . . . . . #iteachela #iteach12th #iteachenglish #teacherlife #secondaryela #nctevillage #12thgradeela #readingisfundamental #seniorlit #readingstrategies #harrypotter
✨T H I N K  A L O U D✨

Thinking aloud is a simple trick to make reading aloud to your child more purposeful. You also will be modeling for them what good readers do.

What is it? A think aloud is when you say what you are thinking to monitor your comprehension when you read a story. These are usually things we do as good readers, but don’t realize we are doing them.

Why is it beneficial? You are modeling for your child how a skilled reader uses reading strategies to comprehend a story.

How do you do it? As you read aloud to your child... 1️⃣make predictions
2️⃣make connections
3️⃣ask yourself questions
4️⃣make inferences 
5️⃣reread sections your child may not understand
6️⃣define difficult vocabulary using context clues
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#middleschoolmatters #readaloud #readaloudfamily #readaloudrevival #readingcomprehension #parentingtips #raisingreaders #raiseareader #parentingteens #parentingtweens #motherhoodsimplified #readingteacher #iteachela #iteachela #readwithyourkids #readreadread #bookstagram #homeschoolmom #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolresources
✨T H I N K A L O U D✨ Thinking aloud is a simple trick to make reading aloud to your child more purposeful. You also will be modeling for them what good readers do. What is it? A think aloud is when you say what you are thinking to monitor your comprehension when you read a story. These are usually things we do as good readers, but don’t realize we are doing them. Why is it beneficial? You are modeling for your child how a skilled reader uses reading strategies to comprehend a story. How do you do it? As you read aloud to your child... 1️⃣make predictions 2️⃣make connections 3️⃣ask yourself questions 4️⃣make inferences 5️⃣reread sections your child may not understand 6️⃣define difficult vocabulary using context clues • • • • #middleschoolmatters #readaloud #readaloudfamily #readaloudrevival #readingcomprehension #parentingtips #raisingreaders #raiseareader #parentingteens #parentingtweens #motherhoodsimplified #readingteacher #iteachela #iteachela #readwithyourkids #readreadread #bookstagram #homeschoolmom #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolresources
Happy Media Literacy Week! 💻Teaching students skills to not only consume but also create communication in ALL forms relies on both reading & writing! ✏️ How are you celebrating in your classroom? 🎉
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#medialiteracy #medialitwk #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachwriting #teacherresources #literacy #teacher #education #writablewin #writingmatters #iteach #iteachtoo #edtech #iteachthird #iteachfourth #iteachfifth #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhighschool #iteachela
Happy Media Literacy Week! 💻Teaching students skills to not only consume but also create communication in ALL forms relies on both reading & writing! ✏️ How are you celebrating in your classroom? 🎉 . . . #medialiteracy #medialitwk #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachwriting #teacherresources #literacy #teacher #education #writablewin #writingmatters #iteach #iteachtoo #edtech #iteachthird #iteachfourth #iteachfifth #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhighschool #iteachela
Today we began close reading parts of a text on Frederick Douglass that’s full of tricky vocabulary. Instead of emphasizing knowing the definition I asked how they used their brains and the text to figure out a definition. A total game changer to de-emphasize “the right answer” and lift up the skill when teaching context clues! #expedition #iteachthird #iteach345 #literacy #iteachela
Today we began close reading parts of a text on Frederick Douglass that’s full of tricky vocabulary. Instead of emphasizing knowing the definition I asked how they used their brains and the text to figure out a definition. A total game changer to de-emphasize “the right answer” and lift up the skill when teaching context clues! #expedition #iteachthird #iteach345 #literacy #iteachela
Just finished @michelleobama's book Becoming. I enjoyed it though it took me a while to get through. I just wasn't in a nonfiction mood. I did enjoy it while reading it, but wasn't dying to read it either. I learned a lot about her life that I didn't know previously. I know some teachers have been using it in their classrooms. I could see including it in my classroom library, but I'm not sure I see the merit in a class study. 
Have you read it? Do you use it in class?

#iteachela #iteachhighschool #ela #englishlanguagearts #2ndaryELA #highschoolela #highschoolteacher #teachingideas #secondaryela #teachersofinsta #teachersofinstagram #elatoday #teachergram #languageartsteacher #elateacher #teachersofig #teacher #ncte

#classroomlibrary #teacherswhoread #booktalk
Just finished @michelleobama's book Becoming. I enjoyed it though it took me a while to get through. I just wasn't in a nonfiction mood. I did enjoy it while reading it, but wasn't dying to read it either. I learned a lot about her life that I didn't know previously. I know some teachers have been using it in their classrooms. I could see including it in my classroom library, but I'm not sure I see the merit in a class study. Have you read it? Do you use it in class? #iteachela #iteachhighschool #ela #englishlanguagearts #2ndaryELA #highschoolela #highschoolteacher #teachingideas #secondaryela #teachersofinsta #teachersofinstagram #elatoday #teachergram #languageartsteacher #elateacher #teachersofig #teacher #ncte #classroomlibrary #teacherswhoread #booktalk
🚀PROMPT OF THE DAY🚀⠀
This street performer's style is obviously "out of this world," 😜🙄😂but how do you think they sound? 🤔⠀
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Lefty McGoo challenges you to create a brand new song just for this astronaut busker and share it with us. You can write out the lyrics, compose the music or perform the whole thing yourself. Just have fun with it! 🎵⠀
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Lefty McGoo's charity goal for this post is 5 responses... so, if 5 people send us their responses to this prompt, we'll fund a random teacher's wish list on @donorschoose. Sounds like you'd better get to work! 😉⠀⠀
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To submit your response, just post it on Instagram and tag @leftymcgoo. You can also email your response to lefty@leftymcgoo.com or just DM it to us! 👊⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Photo Credit: @parsanice ❤️⠀⠀
#promptoftheday #teachergram #instateacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #middleschoolteachers #iteach345 #iteachthird #iteachfourth #iteachfifth #iteachsixth #iteachela #creativewriting #iteachart #artteacher #artteachersofinstagram #changemakers #socent #socialimpact #instagood #leftylovesteachers #donorschoose #clearthelists
🚀PROMPT OF THE DAY🚀⠀ This street performer's style is obviously "out of this world," 😜🙄😂but how do you think they sound? 🤔⠀ ⠀ Lefty McGoo challenges you to create a brand new song just for this astronaut busker and share it with us. You can write out the lyrics, compose the music or perform the whole thing yourself. Just have fun with it! 🎵⠀ ⠀ Lefty McGoo's charity goal for this post is 5 responses... so, if 5 people send us their responses to this prompt, we'll fund a random teacher's wish list on @donorschoose. Sounds like you'd better get to work! 😉⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To submit your response, just post it on Instagram and tag @leftymcgoo. You can also email your response to lefty@leftymcgoo.com or just DM it to us! 👊⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Photo Credit: @parsanice ❤️⠀⠀ #promptoftheday #teachergram #instateacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #middleschoolteachers #iteach345 #iteachthird #iteachfourth #iteachfifth #iteachsixth #iteachela #creativewriting #iteachart #artteacher #artteachersofinstagram #changemakers #socent #socialimpact #instagood #leftylovesteachers #donorschoose #clearthelists
Just a few of my favorite October read alouds! I can’t wait to purchase more at our @scholasticbookfairs next week!📚
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What are your favorite 🎃ctober books? #fortheloveofsecond #read #readaloud #halloweenbooks #secondgrade #octoberbooks #scholasticbookclubs #scholasticbookfair
Just a few of my favorite October read alouds! I can’t wait to purchase more at our @scholasticbookfairs next week!📚 . . . What are your favorite 🎃ctober books? #fortheloveofsecond #read #readaloud #halloweenbooks #secondgrade #octoberbooks #scholasticbookclubs #scholasticbookfair
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