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Posts Made By: jorgefuriouso
Board: BusyBoard 10-20-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
A Fabulous Fact Folder

is basically a set of pages which students complete as they read a nonfiction book (trade book) on just about any topic. They then staple these into a manila folder which is decorated with a title,...
Board: BusyBoard 10-20-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Need a Nonfiction Report Idea

I'm in need of a book report idea for nonfiction. In the past I have had students make Fabulous Fact Folders, and I still like that format, but I'm looking for a different idea for their next...
Board: BusyBoard 10-19-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Thanks for that TCOE site!

Lots of great resources there.
Board: BusyBoard 10-19-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
You'll find some great sites

at Digital Dialogues (http://digitaldialogue.pbworks.com/), where I archived a bunch of productivity sites that are well suited to middle school.

Alos, you are welcome to visit my Grade 6 ELA...
Board: BusyBoard 10-18-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
ReadTheory

ReadTheory.org is an incredibly powerful site, as it differentiates for students. They can work at their own pace, assessments are self-checking, and wrong answers (even right answers) are explained...
Board: BusyBoard 10-09-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Paper Towel

I kept mine in a container littered with Cheerios. The kids, of course, are always happy to bring some cereal in to help out.

I would also always place a crumpled, very slightly damp paper towel...
Board: BusyBoard 10-05-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
I Recommend That Quiz as Well!

The main page would lead you to believe that those are the only skills which can be assessed there.

And those skills assessments are pretty cool, because you can really tweak the quiz lengths and...
Board: BusyBoard 10-04-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Testmoz

Testmoz (http://testmoz.com) is free, or you can pay a very small donation for a few added features.

You'll like the ease of its use. Here is an extended description...
Board: BusyBoard 08-10-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
I recommend you try out

Setting Limits in the Classroom (http://www.amazon.com/Setting-Limits-Classroom-3rd-Edition/dp/0307591727/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1407680916&sr=8-14&keywords=classroom+management) which uses same...
Board: BusyBoard 08-03-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Logs that Actually Encourage Reading?

I've been teaching for 25 years at the 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade levels, and have used reading logs most years. Yet at the same time, I absolutely dreaded signing my own child's log at home! We knew...
Board: Physical Education 07-19-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Dodgeball Variations

Here's a collection of 30+ dodgeball variations (http://campsource.pbworks.com/f/dodgeballvariations.pdf); find one that best suits your needs!

Some options focus upon throwing at objects rather...
Board: BusyBoard 07-19-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
I Have that Same Schedule

but have to admit that few students ever leave for the bathroom, nor do I build in time for a group break. I do, however, break the two period session into at least two separate instructional...
Board: BusyBoard 07-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Some Suggestions

Have you seen the blog titled "Notable Sentences..."? It's a great collection of mentor sentences and paragraphs. http://www.greatsentences.blogspot.com/

Also, realize that you don't need to use...
Board: BusyBoard 07-19-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Sixth Grade as Well

I teach sixth grade as well, so I know the importance placed upon paragraph writing.

I recommend you begin with a template driven approach at first, such as the one I provide here...
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
My Faves

Ruby the Copycat
Otto Grows Down
Fanny's Dream
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
I'd recommend that you consider

those reading passages as well (Read Works), but you may want to consider a novel as well. While the passages and related questions will teach skills, they may kill the student's desire to read. A...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-09-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Try this site

http://www.thinkingblocks.com as it lets you interactively practice the methods used in Singapore Math.

I've used it with lot of success with students who were struggling with Singapore block...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-05-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
How about a simpler biography

about Annie Oakley?

Annie Oakley was definitely a tomboy, and a shooter to boot.
Board: BusyBoard 02-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Here are a few

at this site (http://teachwithpicturebooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/so-whats-your-point-persuasive-writing.html), and if your students have access to Google Drive, this interactive persuasion template...
Board: BusyBoard 02-26-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
This might be a stretch for first grade

but perhaps a riddle?

"He wears stripes, but he isn't a zebra. He tries to steal, but isn't a thief. He enjoys a good game, but loves running home even more. Can you guess who he is?"
Board: BusyBoard 02-21-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Effect of Wait Time

great topic, and narrow enough that it's strongly rooted in facts and avoids politics and opinions
Board: BusyBoard 02-08-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Not a Solution but

We need to realize that many students are reading extensively on the Internet, where block style, not indented paragraphs, is the absolutely accepted and preferred method of paragraphing.

That...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-04-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Check Out

Check out some of the ideas here (http://www.smekenseducation.com/constructed-responses-require-textual-evidence.html); lots of terrific ideas at this site.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 02-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Try Rick Walton

Rick Walton has a fantastic series of books on grammar (http://teachwithpicturebooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/make-language-adventure-learning.html) which are story-driven, and the new editions includes...
Board: Classroom Management 01-23-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Back in the Day...

of the early 1970s, if I was called into the principal's office or received a zero, my parents would ask, "What did you do?"

Nowadays, if you give a student a zero or a disciplinary action of any...


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