Classroom Magazines: Ready-to-Use Lessons for a Google Slides Project

With this ready-to-use lesson, teachers can implement a hands-on classroom magazine project with any content they like! The post Classroom Magazines: Ready-to-Use Lessons for a […]

68 Free QR Code Read Aloud Cards

Thanks to Storyline Online, you can bring Chris Pine, Betty White, James Earl Jones, and more, to read aloud in your classroom for free! The […]

Celebrating Black History Month All Year Long

February is Black History Month. Here is a list of literature and resources to celebrate black history and the black community all year long. The […]

The K-5 ELAR TEKS and Free, Editable Spreadsheets

Snag some free, editable spreadsheets with standards and "I Can" statements for the K-5 ELAR TEKS and save yourself a lot of time. The post […]

A Powerful and Easy Strategy for Teaching Text Evidence

If you're looking for a TEKS-aligned strategy your students will love, teach them how to be "text talkers" by citing text evidence. The post A […]

STEM + ELA: The Eight Building Blocks of Argument Writing

When they’ve been swirling around in my head, words never seem to come out the way I intend them to. Writing and getting ideas down […]

Seven Spooktacular Activities for the Elementary Classroom

Autumn is my favorite season of the year. Why? My top reason– the heat of the Texas summer is behind us (hopefully). Coming in at […]

More Tips, Tricks, and Tech Tidbits

I’m back with another collection of odds and ends ideas that relate to technology. There’s one “oldie goldie” in this group, along with some new […]

Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, a time dedicated to reflecting on the history and contributions of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) backgrounds. […]

How Charles Dickens Saw America

On January 22, 1842, famed British author Charles Dickens, whose stories of life in Victorian England continue to capture the imagination of readers worldwide, arrived […]

Full OWL Resources for Grades 7-12 // Purdue Writing Lab

Full OWL Resources for Grades 7-12 // Purdue Writing Lab: For resources specifically created for...

What Is NaNoWriMo?

Creative writing can be a challenge. Faced with a blank sheet of paper, a blinking cursor, or a stack of ideas, we might balk. This […]

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