Innovative
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Organized Learning

Book Themes

Wouldn't it be nice to have all children's literature categorized by theme? So if you need to talk about something with your class such as relationships, behavior, etc. you can look for literature that has that theme as an introduction to the topic. There actually are several database programs available that can do this. To find a list of these, go to www.softseek.com and search for "book organizer." It will describe them, and usually has a demo, and then you just download them. Most of them are freeware or shareware. For the shareware, you can usually use it for a month or so and then have to pay a small fee if you want to keep it.

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Student Word Problems
Writing Prompts
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Running Records
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Word Wall
Room Labels
Word Labels
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Coupons for Math
Peer Review Sheets
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Homework Instruction
Homework Station
Portfolios
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DEAR Time
Pocket Charts
Note Taking Skills
Class Calendar
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Weekly Graphs
Groupwork Accountability
Teacher Simulation
Homework Problems
Computer Cards
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Current Events
Music Sign-up Sheet
Test Stress
Action Card Charades
Musical Names
New Books
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Individual KWL Folders
Custom SRA Sets
Monthly Calendars
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