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26 Questions to Help Kids Know Themselves Better. Positive parenting and helping our children figure out who they are is powerful. Lets start creating resilient adults through helping children become stronger. Education Positive, Kids Education, Positive Discipline, Kids Discipline, Nutrition Education, Parenting Advice, Kids And Parenting, Parenting Classes, Parenting Quotes

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Journal prompts to help kids know themselves, gain self-awareness and self-acceptance. Parents and teachers can help children build self-understanding.

Thumbprint Self-Portrait. The kids make this based on their actual thumbprint and write a narrative about themselves. how old you are, things you like and don't like, your hopes and dreams for the future. LOVE this for the beginning of school! Classe D'art, Thinking Day, Beginning Of School, Teaching Writing, Art Classroom, Classroom Posters, School Counseling, Creative Writing, Writing Ideas

Thumbprint Self-Portrait

Here’s a great idea I found on Pinterest…. You can see lots of inspiring examples here and here. I tried this lesson with my middle school students and they really had fun with it! For more detailed instructions with photos, tips, writing prompts, a student gallery, and fascinating fingerprint facts, check out my pdf on …

Read alouds for growth mindset. Could have a bin in the classroom library for growth mindset. Social Emotional Learning, Social Skills, Visible Learning, Responsive Classroom, Leader In Me, Petite Section, Mentor Texts, Classroom Community, Beginning Of School

Growth Mindset

Hi There! Lisa here, from Growing Firsties & I'm going to share a little bit about Growth Mindset today, which is based on Stanford Univers...

Elementary teacher looking for writing inspiration for Christmas classroom decoration ideas? This FREE template is the perfect way to celebrate kindness by having kids write acts they have seen and create a string of lights! The perfect Christmas craft fo Classroom Crafts, Classroom Fun, Classroom Activities, Holiday Classrooms, Preschool Bulletin, Future Classroom, Kindergarten Classroom, Christmas Decorations For Classroom, Classroom Decoration Ideas

Unwrapping the Holidays: Writing Ideas

Unwrapping the Holidays: Writing Ideas. Students write acts of kindness that they saw other children doing. FREE TEMPLATE

Question Lesson Restating the Question Anchor Chart. Helps students visualize how to put the question in the answer!Restating the Question Anchor Chart. Helps students visualize how to put the question in the answer! 3rd Grade Writing, 6th Grade Ela, Third Grade Reading, 3rd Grade Classroom, Fourth Grade, Grade 3, Second Grade, Classroom Ideas, Guided Reading

Restating the Question Lesson - Teaching with a Mountain View

Am I the only one who adds this skill to her plans ASAP for the new school year? As. Soon. As. Possible. It's crucial, and it's one of those skills that kids tend to resist a little bit because they don't understand WHY it's so important. We start with a lesson about how to restate ... Read more

Writing Summaries Year after year my students struggled with summaries, and then I started using this method for teaching summary writing. I will never again teach this skill without this summary anchor chart. 6th Grade Writing, 6th Grade Reading, Middle School Writing, High School Reading, Summary Writing, Writing Strategies, Writing Lessons, Essay Writing, Reading Comprehension Strategies

Writing Summaries - Teaching with a Mountain View

Year after year my students struggled with summaries, and then I started using this method for teaching summary writing. Eureka! I will never again teach this skill without this summary anchor chart.

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! A great way to introduce students to multiple books in a single setting and then they have input into which book they are to read for class. Book Tasting, 4th Grade Reading, 3rd Grade Books, Literature Circles, Bulletins, Library Lessons, Math Lessons, Library Week, Piano Lessons

Host a Book Tasting in Your Classroom!

January is rolling along and my kids (both my school and actual kids) are finally readjusted to our routine after winter break. While in real life, I find January-March the three most difficult months to

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year Teaching Poetry, Teaching Literature, Teaching Writing, Teaching Themes, High School Literature, Middle School Reading, Middle School English, Poems For Middle School, Middle School Literacy

The Literary Maven: A Poem A Day: 30 Poems for Secondary Students During National Poetry Month (or Any Other Time of Year)

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

Teach Your Child to Read - Interactive Notebooks: Informational Texts (Simply Secondary) - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future. 8th Grade Ela, 6th Grade Reading, Middle School Reading, Middle School English, Eighth Grade, Ela Classroom, English Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Seasonal Classrooms

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Use Bloglovin’ & never miss a post from the education blog The Teal Paperclip by Krisanna Miller.

Teach Your Child to Read Using Songs to Teach Compare and Contrast Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future. Comprehension Strategies, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Reading Art, Music Activities, Reading Groups, Close Reading

Teaching Compare and Contrast with Songs | Book Units Teacher

Using Songs to Teach Compare and Contrast

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! A great way to introduce students to multiple books in a single setting and then they have input into which book they are to read for class. Book Tasting, 4th Grade Reading, 3rd Grade Books, Literature Circles, Bulletins, Library Lessons, Math Lessons, Library Week, Piano Lessons

Host a Book Tasting in Your Classroom!

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! Check out this blog post for details!

Summarizing Nonfiction Text Anchor Chart- The author modeled how to write a nonfiction summary after reading a social studies lesson from a textbook. Summarizing Anchor Chart, Summary Anchor Chart, Ela Anchor Charts, Reading Anchor Charts, Summary Writing, Writing Ideas, 6th Grade Reading, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading

Summarizing Nonfiction Text During a Social Studies Lesson (with a free graphic organizer!) (Crafting-Connections.blogspot.com)

In the past, teaching students to write nonfiction summaries was probably my least favorite ELA topic to teach. Why? I didn't feel like I was very good at writing them myself! Narrowing down paragrap