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the neverending story

The Neverending Story eReader Cover. Uhhhh I want! Too bad I love my Kindle cover w/ attached light.

Photo prompts for writing... love it!


Great resource for journal & photo writing prompts. Appropriate for middle/high school. Imagine the creative writing that could be sparked from these pics!

Running Record $2.49 app is a simple way for teachers to record a student's reading progress. All the teacher would have to do is enter the number of words read, number of errors and the number of self corrections the students make while reading. Running record will then calculate the error rate, percentage rate, self correction rate, and if the text students read is 'easy', 'instructional' or 'hard'.

Running Records: App for a running reading record calculator. Very useful for quickly assessing a student's reading fluency.

Over 250 #FREE teacher downloads on the blog! #B2S #Freebie

250 FREE Teacher Downloads!

Great ideas for developing children's writing - from first ABCs to creative writing ideas

the A-Z of how to write

26 fun ideas to help children enjoy their first steps in learning to write - Sensory alphabets, spelling fun, creative storytelling, and bringing writing into everyday play.

A Timeless Romance Anthology: Spring Vacation Collection

A Timeless Romance: Spring Vacation Collection Fun, warm, free—looks like a great spring/summer read.

3-2-1 ELA English Language Arts Reading Closure Activity - could be used for any 2nd language learning (translate and use for Spanish language building)

ELA English Language Arts Reading Closure Activity/Exit Slip - could be used for any language learning (translate and use for Spanish language building)

Pin now and read later! How to write a Killer Resume that lands an Interview! #veredus

How to write a Killer Resume that lands an Interview! - Professional resume writing is easier said than done. When professional resume writers craft a resume, they know they have only 15 seconds to catch the hiring manager’s attention.

A great list of personality traits for beginner-intermediate students.  #teaching in #China with www.networkesl.com

Character Traits grouped with similar traits. Use to compare and contrast. What are the subtle differences? Would be great to transfer these into a web organizer.

Duck on a BIke activity  I could have the kids retell through an illustration...

Duck on a Bike Mentor Text Craft and Activities - The Lesson Plan Diva…

content > english > writing + representing - author's purpose; persuasive writing

Wilson You might be able to use this for your persuasive writing topic. This is a great visual to teach opinion writing. I think I am going to use it with the prompt: What is the best way to eat an oreo cookie. Each student will then get an oreo as well.

"Guess How Much I Love You" is a lovely tale of unconditional love, perfect for the babe you love "all the way to the moon—and back."

Building Baby's First Library: 25 Must-Have Books

Guess How Much I Love You, Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram. Very sweet book about two rabbits competing to say who loves the other the most.

Most Popular Teaching Resources: StorylineOnline


Storyline Online: An online streaming video program featuring members of the Screen Actors Guild reading children's books. Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas. Readers include Betty White, Melissa Gilbert, Elijah Wood, and more!