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Sharing Books

Sharing Books

Alright guys. I would love for us to start using FlipGrid for book talks. Do you have a great book to share? Want to share a book that you have just started or planning to start? Want to get ideas for books to read? Topics and Ideas for FlipGrid: Ideas:…
Power Writing Reflection

Power Writing Reflection

Power Writing What is it? Power Writing is a writing activity teachers use to build stamina in our sixth grade writers. Here are some guidelines and expectations on what Power Writing is: Timed Writing Goal: Do not stop writing Stuck? Write UMMMMMM or …. Topic given-choice of 2 to write…
Abandoning Books

Abandoning Books

Thoughts on Abandoning Books I asked my sixth graders how they felt about abandoning books. Check out their results below. Most of them agreed that life is too short to read something they do not enjoy. They all agreed on giving books a chance and had great ways on deciding…
March Book Madness 2017

March Book Madness 2017

March Book Madness My first post about MBM17 is here. It was the first time our school participated. The 6th grade teachers decided to use the bracket from the official website, but announce the winners based on what their team choose. (Each of our 6th graders are on a “team.”)…
Reading Haiku

Reading Haiku

What is a Haiku? A haiku is a Japanese poem with seventeen syllables in lines of five, seven, five. These traditionally center around nature, however, we are going to put a spin on them. What is a Reading Haiku? You have some options. You can write a summary of the…
March Book Madness 2017

March Book Madness 2017

I am so excited to roll this out to my students tomorrow! I saw this on this website and am super excited. I really think it will be a great way to introduce new books to my students and allow for some great book talks for those that have read…