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Whether you just signed your first teaching contract, are a seasoned educator, or are still working toward your teaching license, it is never too early (or late) to start building your classroom library. In fact, the earlier you start building your classroom library, the easier the task will be. I believe that classroom libraries are an essential part of every single secondary classroom, whether you teach English language arts or not. Teenagers need to have easy access quality, interesting books: books that they will actually want to read. Even if you don’t have an independent reading program attached to your curriculum, it is important for your students to know you value reading and that you have a plethora of books just waiting for them. While the easiest way to build a classroom library would simply be to buy every.single.title.available, that isn’t the most economic way to start your collection, especially if you are just starting your teaching career. Five simp...
School is almost out for summer! But before you release your students, be sure to have a little reflective fun with them. Here are two easy ideas that will engage your students as they pause and reflect on what they learned this school year. Letter to Next Year’s Class After spending an entire year in your classroom, your students know the classroom rules, policies, and procedures like clockwork (even if they fail to show it). Your students also know what they need to do to do well and success in your classroom. The end of the school year is the perfect time to have your students practice their formal letter writing skills by writing a letter to the students who will fill their seats next year. It is best if they write their message using the proper business letter format (then, you can use these letters next year to introduce the skill). When I have my students write a letter to the incoming class, there are several suggestions I give to my students, especial...
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