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Posts Made By: jorgefuriouso
Board: BusyBoard 03-01-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Try edcite.com

which ahs many PARCC like passages plus tools to create your own.
Board: BusyBoard 02-23-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
You May Want to Try

Using the activity described on these pages (http://teachwithpicturebooks.blogspot.com/2014/02/heroes-of-history.html); I know some teachers have had success with it.

You're right to provide...
Board: BusyBoard 02-21-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
How about...

Great Minds Think Alike or

LabCoat Literacy or

Inspiration and Investigation: Learning from the Lives of legendary Scientists
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-17-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Chicken Coup

Chicken Coup sounds like a hilarious picture book that my children would love to read.
Board: BusyBoard 02-13-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Can Students Use the Internet?

If so, then check out Hstry.co (http://www.hstry.co/).

We used this excellent site for nonfiction books (everything from World War I to Ten Plants that Changed the World).

Students loved it,...
Board: BusyBoard 02-13-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
I Learned the Same Thing

I learned same thing that previous poster mentioned from site. But definitely read last line of that site.

Safe to say George was first president of the nation we now know to be formed under the...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-26-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Argumentative Writing

I find that these articles provide a fantastic opportunity for argumentative writing, and citing text evidence.

I use this format...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-26-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Winning is Everything

One topic I've had great success with is "Winning is Everything." We would write thoughts on that expression in a freewrite, and then I would show students a number of videos and commercials which...
Board: BusyBoard 01-26-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Google Docs?

If your kids are on Google Docs, they can go to the toolbar and open the Research bar, which provides extremely focused and appropriate results.

Someone may have mentioned this already, but you...
Board: BusyBoard 01-09-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
I Second the Vote

for Edcite.

I spent six hours scouring the Internet for the site that most resembles the PARCC testing environment, and Edcite is as close as I could find (for free).

You can either use the...
Board: BusyBoard 12-29-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
For What Grade Level

For what grade level are you seeking these links?

That would really determine what links I recommend.
Board: BusyBoard 12-28-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Before You Change Your Policy

Before you change your policy, I recommend you read this article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/15/books/chapters/0515-1st-levitt.html?_r=0

Once you monetize infractions, you offer parents the...
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...


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