Teacher Share: Free Reading Graphic Organizers

I’ve always preferred using graphic organizers for reading instead of Post-Its®. (I know, I’m committing a Readers Workshop sin by admitting this out loud.)  I just don’t enjoy using those little slips of paper for reading responses. 

So, Who is Sherlock Holmes Anyway? (Video)

How does a beloved character in literature become an iconic figure in popular culture?   I love Sherlock Holmes! I have read all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories. I have watched just about every television movie and show. I have enjoyed most of … Read More

5 Reasons OpenEd Is Your New Classroom Resource

Why should teachers care about Open Education Resources? Current education technology articles say open education resources (OERs) are one of the trends teachers should focus on this year. So what are OERs and why should it matter to classroom teachers?  The World of OER … Read More

Updating an Old Favorite: Sunsational Desk Tags

Now that my summer vacation has officially started, I decided to update one of the first products I created when I started my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I had an idea for Back to School desk tags for my fourth-grade students. I figured I could … Read More

Small Classroom Issue: Downsizing After 21 Years

I ended my school year at this time after spending three days (one was our last contracted paid day) purging 21 years of papers, activities, and teacher resource books to fit into my new small classroom. I am sharing my journey of downsizing to help other colleagues who are having the same experience.

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