Peek of the Week: Bloom Ball Printable Template

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Peek of the Week: Bloom Ball Printable Template - key ideas/vocab on a single topic on each side of the ball

An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project!  Students make their own book listing for a novel they have read.  They write a summary, select important quotes, write a review, and more!  Meaningful, engaging, and a fabulous assessment piece.  FREE assignment sheet download.

An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project!

It& no secret that I love a good cumulative novel project as an assessment. I usually spend the entire novel brainstorming how we can sum .

We read books and then created book trailers using Movie Maker! There were so many standards met in this engaging reading (technology) project! Read about it and get the free download (with Rubric) to get started!!

Creating Book Trailers in the Classroom

Read books and create book trailers using Movie Maker! Many standards met in this engaging reading (technology) project.

Students have fun creating these "Main Character - Body Book Report Projects."  Students design the character's body and then glue the writing templates inside the vest area and descriptive adjectives on the outside of the body.  For more information about this project, visit this page:  http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/character-body-book-report.html

Character Body Book Report Project: templates, worksheets, rubric, and more.

The Best Part of Me Writing Activity

The Best Part of Me Writing Activity

Cultivating a postive classroom community is such an important part of teaching, and I've learned that little things go a long way. The Best Part of Me writing activity is a great community builder!

Lights, Cameras, Action...Engaging Parents with Learning Fun  reading fair

Lights, Cameras, Action...Engaging Parents with Learning Fun

I love this idea. It would be awesome for right to read week with each class doing one on a special book. Cannot wait to share this idea. Reading Fair Projects- instead of science fair or just as a class project.for March is Reading Month?

72 Creative Ways for Your Students to Show What They Know! This is an amazing list - something for everyone!

72 Creative Ways for Students to Show What They Know

As we all know, students already get plenty of tests, so why not let your students show what they learned creatively? Whether your students are reading independent books or your class has just fini…

Project-based Learning with only 30 minutes a day!

Implement project-based learning in only 30 minutes a day!

Engage your students with this end of the year project idea, a  literary theme park. Students will review plot, setting, characters, theme, and symbolism as they design a park based on any short story, novel, or play and then present to the class. Also makes a great summer reading assignment!

End of the Year Project Idea: Literary Theme Park

My Spelling Folder - Foldable Spelling Board with FREE Printables - This Reading Mama

Spelling Folder with FREE Printables

My Spelling Folder - Foldable Spelling Board with FREE Printables - This Reading Mama

Learn how to use inquiry circles in Social Studies class. Great for reviewing topics, and teaching the Common Core.

How to Teach the Standards through Social Studies Inquiry Circles

Need some social studies project ideas? Learn how to make Social Studies more engaging for your students with inquiry circles. Inquiry circles reinforce social studies standards while teaching the research process. (Grab the free social studies project

Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies.  This project is so simple, and you can do it with any novel.  This example is for Where the Red Fern Grows.

Matchbook Chapter Summaries

Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies - all you need is a file folder and folded pieces of construction paper! Students summarize each chapter on a "matchbook" foldable and, when they finish reading the books, they put together the folder.

Here are ten ideas that go way beyond the standard book report. Your kids will love them! We especially enjoyed the scrapbook project - I always get great results with that one.

Ten Great Creative Book Report Ideas

This offers 10 creative and fun book project ideas! Great form of summative assessment instead of the usual test.

Weekend Warriors - Read Aloud Faves and roll a response activity

All Time Favorite Read Alouds for My Classroom!

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