Need more instruction time? How to double your teaching time and engage students

picture of poetry interactive notebook lesson using ice cream scoops

The shrill clang of the bell jolted me. My students still had scissors and glue in their hands. My lesson wasn’t finished, and my next class was about to walk through the door. I knew there had to be a way to accomplish more during limited class time, keep my students engaged, and allow for[Read more]

Teaching Stated Main Idea & Details with Scaffolded Activities Plus a FREEBIE

One of my biggest frustrations when teaching main idea has always been: How do I teach it so that students can not only identify the stated main idea but also determine it when not explicitly stated? It can be a struggle to find a variety of activities that offered both options of practice. My students need[Read more]