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Posts Made By: kmob
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 04-05-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By kmob
theme song?

Have you ever thought of having each kid pick a "theme song" for what they want out of school or for their lives in general. You could do something like this and then, when things go well, reward...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 03-05-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By kmob
"What does the text say?"

I have a worksheet that I got from Teachers by Teachers/Pinterest, called "What Does the Text Say?" (like the song, What does the Fox Say?) I've done variations were we make our claim (and I tell...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-20-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By kmob
middle of week

I find that Tues-Thurs are the best days. You can review and kids aren't in weekend mode. There is time also for absent students and those that need extra time. We have found out that we might be...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-16-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By kmob
something I read about once..

I am an English teacher currently, but I had to read this book for a class I took, try this chapter, it might give you some ideas:...
Board: Sixth Grade 01-30-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By kmob
slight alter of punch card

I've done this with sticker charts instead of punches and the reward was a homework pass or up to 5 points on a test grade. Some would save them up.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-30-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By kmob
Earth Science?

Great Earth Science Book is http://www.amazon.com/Earth-Science-Success-Lesson-Grades/dp/1933531355

Also if you google the author she is a teacher in Minnesota and there is an entire page of...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-30-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By kmob
Your favorite formative assessments?

There's a real push for using more formative assessments in my school. I teach 6th grade English and it isn't as easy to do quick assessments in class. I do use "thumbs up/down", exit tickets,...
Board: Educational Technology 01-16-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By kmob
common core standard match up

Okay, I posted this on another board, but wondering if any of you know of something like what I'm looking for. So this may be a stretch, but wondering if there is a source out there where you can...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-16-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By kmob
determining which standard

Okay, so this may be a stretch, but wondering if there is a source out there where you can enter an assessment question and find out what standard it covers. Yes, I can do the work myself, but just...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-24-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kmob
Movement is a Must

I try to increase chances to move this time of year, more stations, centers, 4 corners, etc... They have so much more energy, the more chances given to work with others and move the better I find...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-16-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By kmob
Historical context and vernacular

I always take this as a lesson in historical context and vernacular of the day. When they see these words it teaches of the ignorance and insensitivity of the time period. I also send a note home...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 11-15-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By kmob
Thinking maps?

What is the best place for me to look these up? Your best reference for teaching with these?
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-15-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By kmob
sentence starters

I do this as well, but find when writing on their own they go back to the "The topic of this essay is..." since they get that I have banned 1st person now. I worry about them being able to come up...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-14-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By kmob
Getting them to not state the obvious

Wondering if anyone else has those students who write as if they are "Captain Obvious?" I am looking for a powerful way to get them to stop such things as "My topic is..." "My essay is about...." ...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-14-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By kmob
Inclusion classes

Two of my 4 ELA classes are "Inclusion Classes" where there are two teachers in the room. I am ELA certified and she is SPED certified, and we have different comfort levels. We were having a hard...
Board: Sixth Grade 07-28-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By kmob
Caught Ya Grammar

I'm a big fan of Caught Ya Grammar
Board: Sixth Grade 07-28-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By kmob
Collections

Anyone use the Collections series in their school? I will be working in a new district and this is the new program the entire district is switching to, wondering if anyone has any pointers or...
Board: Sixth Grade 07-28-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By kmob
6 Traits

I just got a job teaching 6th grade ELA and this new district using 6 Traits Writing. While I know of it I have used John Collins and Writer's Workshop in the past. Wondering if anyone out there...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 06-12-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By kmob
Lesson for an Interview

So I've been teaching middle school for 9 years (15 years total of teaching) and love it! I am, however, thinking of switching schools. I am up for a Humanities job (ELA and SS for grades 6 & 7)...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-10-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By kmob
Perfect

We are still working on this and this lesson is great! Thanks so much for sharing :)
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-10-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kmob
Thank you

I can access those through my town's library, didn't even think of that. Thank you!
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-08-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kmob
Argument Essay

I am working on researching, nonfiction reading, citations, and strong argument essays. My students aren't great at finding their own articles yet, but I have been working at coming up with a few...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-05-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By kmob
Do you use Dojo?

I now use Class Dojo on my projector and allow them to earn things with the points. They know that if they make a certain amount they earn privileges like picking who they sit with, a homework pass,...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-05-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By kmob
any help would be appreciated

I would really appreciate it. We have a part time librarian who will pull books but we're a K-8 school with over 500 students, so she doesn't have a lot of time for other things.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-04-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kmob
Thanks for the feedback

Thank you, I can get to the computer lab once a week, but I teach at a poorer school and don't know if I can ask everyone to log in from home. I would like to try it out though. If nothing else...



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