Category Archives for "Teaching"

Investigating Primary & Secondary Sources in Social Studies {Hands on Activity!}

As a fifth grade inclusion teacher, I try to make a lot of my social studies lessons hands-on. Lecturing to fifth graders and asking them to read straightforward from a text book does not always allow the students to make deep connections and make sense the content we are currently studying.

This is a hands-on interactive activity that allows students to develop a strong understanding of the difference between a primary and secondary source!

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Interactive Twitter Bulletin Board

This interactive bulletin board is a fabulous way to quickly assess your students learning and individual needs during instruction. They love the fact that it involves social media as well so they are actively engaged and have a strong desire to WANT to tweet. Perfect for all subjects and a variety of grades!

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Launching Reader’s Workshop {Guidelines & Expectations}

We just finished our second full week of school and have fully launched into our Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop.  My district adopted the Reader’s and and Writer’s Workshop model of instruction last year.  In the past, we used elements of the workshop in our teaching, but last year we were provided with thorough professional development […]

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