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7 ideas to get your reluctant readers to read! (That aren't as hard as you think.)

7 Ideas For a Child Who Thinks Books are Boring

7 Ideas for a Child Who Thinks Books are Boring~ Top reasons? Books are too tricky, blurry, boring, or sitty. Good tips for parent to use at home to motivate reluctant readers. Fortunately, Travon loves reading like his mommy!

Inforgraphic STEP in Temple!

Inforgraphic STEP in Temple!

So funny for intro to English grammar! I know a lot of these posts are not school appropriate but some are and they are funny!  I plan to use this one as a warm-up/diagnostic. 20 Hilarious Facebook Grammar Fails! | SMOSH

blatant grammar errors and how they piss those who are allergic to bad grammar.

Mystery key stories - each tag includes a writing prompt dealing with a key and is attached to a real key. Students randomly select a key and write a story. This blog post includes some great story lines to include on the tags!

Give students a fun writing assignment with "mystery keys." Students receive one key and must write a story making sense of the line on the tag. Post includes lines to write on the key tags.

Free writing lessons! View the Target Skills, literature models, and first month of lessons and assessments for each grade k-8.

Daily Writing Lessons - 80 mini-lessons with target skills, literature models, first of month lessons, assessments for each grade

Keeping Track of Anchor Charts: Take a picture, print it and file it in a binder before taking the poster off the wall. Teacher and students can refer to the binder even if the anchor chart isn't on the wall.

Keeping Track of Anchor Charts: Take a picture, print it and file it in a binder before taking the poster off the wall. Teacher and students can refer to the binder even if the anchor chart isn't on the wall.good odes for bulletin boards too

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