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Organized Learning

Author Study

Every month display a new author for your students to learn about. Display some biographical information about them as well as several of their books and/or poems. Have an area of the classroom (or bulletin board) devoted to the author of the month. You may also want to include a review section where the students can review and vote on the author's works after they have read them. To make this go quickly and smoothly, have author bins where you keep information about the author, pictures, poems, and books readily accessible. If you don't want to use bins you may use file folders where you can keep the information and have just the titles of the books handy.

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Portfolios
Individual KWL Folders
ePals
Custom SRA Sets
Class Pet
Note-Taking for Subjective Testing
Peer Review Sheets
New Books
Action Card Charades
Today In History
KWL Chart
Homework Check-off Sheet
Word of the Day
Geography Fun
Three Wise People
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DEAR Time
Homework Problems
Test Stress
Running Records
Writing Prompts
Musical Names
Word and Logic Problem Box
Coupons for Math
Monthly Calendars
Student Word Problems
Lesson Evaluation
Vocab Pockets
Work Board
Snack Time Math
Kid Calendar
Homework Instruction
Writing Progression
Map the World
Note Taking Skills
Room Labels
Pocket Charts
Weekly Graphs
Art Exhibit
Homework Station
Author Study
Groupwork Accountability
Plants Paradise
Current Events
Coffee Can Phonics
Writing Process
Class Calendar
Book Themes
Word Wall