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Ideas and products to get classrooms ready for the beginning of the school year. If you would like to join this board email me at cssmartietech@gmail.com

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In 1999, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, author of Night and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, spoke at a White House summit. This six-minute speech is considered by the website American Rhetoric one of 100 most significant speeches in the 20th century. This speech and the accompanying detailed, differ...

The Perils of Indifference by Elie Wiesel: Practice with Argument

In 1999, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, author of Night and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, spoke at a White House summit. This six-minute speech is considered by the website American Rhetoric one of 100 most significant speeches in the 20th century. This speech and the accompanying detailed, differ...

Gross Motor, Dance or Just for fun 50 Brain Breaks Song and Dance Cards with QR codes allow flexible use from individual to whole class. All In SafeShare, popular Brain Break Dances/Songs enabling a range of uses in the classroom: Individual Brain Break,  Small Group Brain Break ; Whole Class Brain Break on ActivBoard ). #brain #break #brainbreaks #tpt #sarahanne #dance #movement #breaks #chicka #boom #sarahannescreativeclassroom #movementbreaks #lessontransitions
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Brain Breaks & movement breaks for Elementary School & Distance Learning

Updated March 2020 50 Brain Breaks Song and Dance Cards with QR codes allow flexible use from individual to whole class. The entire collection of 50 songs have been liked via Safeshare (no ads or suggested links). Use them in many ways in your classroom: Individual Brain Break on an ipod touch (Sca...

Scan or click one of the Interactive Read Aloud Cards and enjoy 150 Read Aloud Picture Books. This is perfect reluctant readers and a great reading intervention resource. All links are ad free and created via SafeTube or Safe Share. There are a range of stories to read aloud, all of which are perfect for home libraries and classroom libraries. They are also a great brain breaks for kids in the classroom. Kindergarten Reading Activities, Learning Activities, Kindergarten Teachers, Reading Response, Reading Intervention, Reading Stories, Reading Resources, Creative Teaching, Teaching Tips

Interactive Read Aloud Story Books 150 Cards with QR Codes and Weblinks

Scan or click one of the Interactive Read Aloud Cards and enjoy 150 Read Aloud Picture Books. This is perfect reluctant readers and a great reading intervention resource. All links are ad free and created via SafeTube or Safe Share. There are a range of stories to read aloud, all of which are perf...

Using Arthur Miller's essay, "Tragedy and the Common Man," and his play, The Crucible, students will review significant rhetorical devices and appeals. They will close read and annotate the text, interact with supporting video clips such as an expose on modern witch-hunting in India, listen to an NP... Essay Prompts, Essay Writing, Writing Prompts, Rhetorical Device, Modern Witch, View Video, Close Reading, Reading Strategies, Ted Talks

Fear and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible: Practice with Synthesis

Using Arthur Miller's essay, "Tragedy and the Common Man," and his play, The Crucible, students will review significant rhetorical devices and appeals. They will close read and annotate the text, interact with supporting video clips such as an expose on modern witch-hunting in India, listen to an NP...

Students learn about the themes of essay of about musician hip hop artist, Kendrick Lamar. Students will read, listen to and view supporting clips while learning the necessary elements to analyze the text. Students will show mastery of the standards at the end of the lesson through a SOAPSTONE Ana... Project Based Learning, Student Learning, Ap English, World Literature, Paragraph Writing, Study History, Argumentative Essay, English Language Arts, Kendrick Lamar

Essays on Kendrick Lamar: Practice with Rhetorical Analysis

Students learn about the themes of essay of about musician hip hop artist, Kendrick Lamar. Students will read, listen to and view supporting clips while learning the necessary elements to analyze the text. Students will show mastery of the standards at the end of the lesson through a SOAPSTONE Ana...

Tired of the same old book reports? This activity will enable your students to read, collaborate, record and share their book reviews online in a safe and easy way. Students post their podcasts, listen to each others' podcasts and even get great book recommendations. Podcasting is perfect for a Brin...

Podcast Book Reviews

Tired of the same old book reports? This activity will enable your students to read, collaborate, record and share their book reviews online in a safe and easy way. Students post their podcasts, listen to each others' podcasts and even get great book recommendations. Podcasting is perfect for a Brin...

This lesson encourages students to write with greater profundity when analyzing an author's choices regarding figurative language and other poetic techniques. Czeslaw Milosz wrote "Orpheus and Eurydice" and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Carot painted "Orpheus Lea High School Literature, World Literature, American Literature, Teacher Lesson Plans, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Poetic Techniques, Teacher Helper, Middle School Teachers

Orpheus and Eurydice: Practice with Poetry and Art

This lesson encourages students to write with greater profundity when analyzing an author's choices regarding figurative language and other poetic techniques. Czeslaw Milosz wrote "Orpheus and Eurydice" and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Carot painted "Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld." Students ...

A modern sleuth mystery set in 21st century London, this hour-long BBC and Masterpiece Classic episode is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story, "A Study in Scarlet." Dynamic actors, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, take on the roles of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson intro...

Sherlock BBC A Study In Pink: Viewing Guide

A modern sleuth mystery set in 21st century London, this hour-long BBC and Masterpiece Classic episode is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story, "A Study in Scarlet." Dynamic actors, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, take on the roles of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson intro...

Read Aloud Stories.  Enjoy 150 Read Aloud Picture Books.  Perfect activity for students during distance learning, especially for reluctant readers. A valuable reading intervention resource. All links are ad free and created via SafeTube or Safe Share. There are a range of read aloud stories perfect for home libraries and classroom libraries. #readaloud #readaloudforkids #picturebookreadaloud #backtoschool #tpt #sarahanne #readaloudstories #googleclassroom #sarahannescreativeclassroom Reading Comprehension Activities, Reading Resources, Literacy Activities, Kindergarten Teachers, Teaching Kindergarten, Teaching Ideas, Beginning Of The School Year, 100 Days Of School, Reluctant Readers

Read Aloud Stories 150 Google Slides Picture Book Read Aloud Safe Tube

Your students can expand their personal library by 150 stories instantly. Read Aloud Stories are a perfect addition to your classroom to support students in reading stories at their own level during guided reading, or for reading during silent reading time. Instant listening post for literacy cent...

9th Grade English Expanding Bundle Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, High School Literature, American Literature, 9th Grade English, Ap English, Teacher Helper, Teacher Lesson Plans

9th Grade English Expanding Bundle

The transition to high school is always fraught with drama, character-building, and personal choices. In 9th grade English Language Arts, students examine different identities, start thinking about future career choices, and begin to conceive their role in the world. This bundle encompasses traditio...

The History Channel's Clash of God's series includes a comprehensive and worthwhile account of the background of the epic, Beowulf. The one-hour video will provide your students supportive context and some fascinating information on recent excavations tha World Literature, American Literature, Teacher Lesson Plans, Teacher Resources, Help Teaching, Teaching Ideas, English Language, Language Arts, Ap English

Beowulf Clash of Gods Season 1, Episode 8: Viewing Guide

The History Channel's Clash of God's series includes a comprehensive and worthwhile account of the background of the epic, Beowulf. The one-hour video will provide your students supportive context and some fascinating information on recent excavations that might prove the epic a reality. The film vi...

Add a rigorous and engaging synthesis opportunity to the teaching of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Whether you teach the entire novel, excerpts, assign it as an outside reading or show the film, this synthesis activity will work for you. Both the ELA 11-12 Common Core Standa...

The Great Gatsby: Practice with Synthesis

Add a rigorous and engaging synthesis opportunity to the teaching of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Whether you teach the entire novel, excerpts, assign it as an outside reading or show the film, this synthesis activity will work for you. Both the ELA 11-12 Common Core Standa...

This learning segment includes a 25 question film viewing guide, a 10 question quiz and lesson plan tips with resources for the award-winning documentary film based on the 1963 Civil Rights era bombing of the Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. High School Literature, World Literature, American Literature, Teacher Lesson Plans, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Ap Language, English Language, Ap English

Spike Lee's 4 Little Girls: Film Guide, Quiz, and Lesson Plan

1963 was a flash point in US History. In April, Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested and jailed in Birmingham, Alabama. His open letter to local clergy presented the moral imperative to stand on the side of equality and Civil Rights. In May, firefighters horrifically aimed hoses and police officers ...

Students learn about the themes in fiction written by Toni Morrison Students will read, listen to and view supporting clips while learning the necessary elements to analyze the text. Students will show mastery of the standards at the end of the lesson through a SOAPSTONE Analysis, a Socratic Semin... Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Literary Elements, Ap English, Toni Morrison, World Literature, Paragraph Writing, Thesis Statement, Beginning Of The School Year

Toni Morrison’s Fiction: Practice with Prose Fiction Analysis

Students learn about the themes in fiction written by Toni Morrison Students will read, listen to and view supporting clips while learning the necessary elements to analyze the text. Students will show mastery of the standards at the end of the lesson through a SOAPSTONE Analysis, a Socratic Semin...

Read Aloud Stories - enjoy 150 Read Aloud Picture Books. This is a perfect activity for students during distance learning, especially for reluctant readers. This is a valuable reading intervention resource. All links are ad free and created via SafeTube or Safe Share. There are a range of read aloud stories, all of which are perfect for home libraries and classroom libraries. #readaloud #readaloudforkids #picturebookreadaloud #backtoschool #tpt #sarahanne #readaloudstories #googleclassroom Kindergarten Writing, Kindergarten Teachers, Comprehension Activities, Kindergarten Activities, Beginning Of The School Year, Back To School, Classroom Libraries, Reluctant Readers, Teaching Language Arts

Read Aloud Stories 150 Google Slides Picture Book Read Aloud Safe Tube and Print Cards with QR Codes

Your students can expand their personal library by 150 stories instantly. Read Aloud Stories are a perfect addition to your classroom to support students in reading stories at their own level during guided reading, or for reading during silent reading time. Instant listening post for literacy cent...

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Staff Bingo- Staff Morale Booster

Do you like to have fun while you are at school teaching? Does your staff need a little boost and some pep in their step. This Staff Bingo activity will definitely do the trick. This product includes everything you need to have a great time at work, except the prizes. Copy the contents of this...