Top 3 Pins for Classroom Engagement



I am falling down happy to join up for this month's edition of the Pick # hosted by Pawsitively Teaching, Just Reed, and Inspired Owl's Corner!

I am back to school already and so my focus is "hooking" my students to keep them wanting to come back tomorrow!  In other words, I am all about engagement!



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This pin leads to a post that is chock-a-block full of great ideas to make word walls come alive!  I especially liked the ideas of adding visuals along with definitions to the words on the wall and creating word art.  I am definitely going to be trying those right away!



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This pin leads to a post about getting students excited to read new books by doing a "tasting".  It's all very well explained and looks like tons of fun!  I'll bet this event would be one that students would talk about all year!



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Last, but not least, I am going to be trying the Super Improvers League.  It's a whole brain teaching concept where you track progress on a goal and students move up the ranks as a result.  It's very motivating for the students to have a goal to work towards and actually track visually.  Of course, there are also various privileges awarded for moving up the ranks, but that's part of celebrating success, right?





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5 comments

  1. What a great idea for a word wall! I love the idea of having the definitions too! The book tasting idea is adorable too! Thank you for sharing your pins and linking up with us! :)

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  2. I especially like that the word wall pin really has ideas that apply to middle grades!

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  3. I especially like that the word wall pin really has ideas that apply to middle grades!

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  4. I purchased the book tasting packet during the BTS sale on TpT. I can't wait to try it. I'm planning on doing it with my seventh graders in conjunction with our annual county-wide English Festival. They have to read a selection of titles for the Festival and figured this tasting party might be a fun way to prepare them for it.

    Angela

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  5. Love the book tasting...I had that pinned to try this year as well!

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