April 2011 - Minds in Bloom
Lit Sparks Reading Response Question Task Cards

20 Literature Response Questions for Any Book

Here are 20 interesting literature response questions to use for discussion during literature circles or as writing prompts. You can get all 64 Lit Spark Question cards here. What is the most interesting thing you know about the main character of your book? Think about a setting in your book. If you were in the setting, what are some things you might see? Describe an

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50 Great FREE Teaching Resources!

TeacherspayTeachers seller Charity Preston of The Organized Classroom, has put together a list of 50 free teaching resources, from a variety of sellers (including me!). There are resources for every subject and grade level. Check out the list of links here. You are sure to find something you can use!

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Take your class outside to celebrate Earth Day with a nature scavenger hunt! This fun scavenger hunt will have them searching for items in nature, where they can explore and learn more about their environment.

Nature Scavenger Hunt for Earth Day

Scavenger hunts are a terrific way to get kids engaged in what they are learning. Children love the challenge of finding everything on the list, and when you are done, you can discuss what they have found and which items were particularly difficult or easy and why. Here is a fun scavenger hunt to use for Earth Day.   Nature Scavenger Hunt The best place to

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