How to Create Lapbooks for the Interactive Science Notebook

Lapbooks had been showing up in my Pinterest feed more and more, and I wanted to find the best way to use them in a science classroom. All the lapbooks I come across look fun and interactive, and I know students would enjoy creating and using them. Thinking over the many uses of a lapbook in a … Continue reading How to Create Lapbooks for the Interactive Science Notebook

The Twelve Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Tenth Day – Higher Level Thinking Activites

Follow with me each day as I post my 12 gifts of Christmas for teachers. Each day will have a tip to encourage engaged learning in your classroom and a free gift to accompany that tip. Here goes the tenth day! On the tenth day of Christmas, Elementary Ali gave to me… Ten Higher Level Thinking Activities! … Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Tenth Day – Higher Level Thinking Activites

The Twelve Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Fourth Day of Christmas – Interactive Notebook Templates

Follow with me each day as I post my 12 gifts of Christmas for teachers. Each day will have a tip to encourage engaged learning in your classroom and a free gift to accompany that tip. Here goes the fourth day! On the fourth day of Christmas, Elementary Ali gave to me… Four Interactive Notebook Templates! Interactive … Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Fourth Day of Christmas – Interactive Notebook Templates

The 12 Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Third Day of Christmas – Vocabulry Template

Follow with me each day as I post my 12 gifts of Christmas for teachers. Each day will have a tip to encourage engaged learning in your classroom and a free gift to accompany that tip. Here goes the third day! On the third day of Christmas, Elementary Ali gave to me… Three fun ways to learn … Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Third Day of Christmas – Vocabulry Template

Filling in the Literacy Gap

Science and Literacy I've noticed throughout the years that fiction is a favorite in the ELA classroom. This leads to students having great exposure to the fiction genre, but leaves a gap in nonfiction reading strategies. This is where the content areas come in. Giving students ample opportunities to read and comprehend informational texts can … Continue reading Filling in the Literacy Gap