First up, you may have seen that one of my favorite blogs, Teaching Blog Addict, is celebrating its 2nd birthday this April! Starting today, April 5th, you can go to this site and download literally hundreds of products that have been created for teachers - by teachers, and are absolutely FREE! What a way to celebrate and share some love! Lots of Middle School resources can be found within the 5th and 6th grade collection. I've found some great things in the PreK- K and 1st-2nd grade collections to use with my little guy at home, too. Thank you, TBA, for such a fantastic opportunity to share. Happy Birthday!!
Next, just in time for Poetry Month, Pam at Mrs. O's Rockin Resources has put together a Poetry Linky Party which already has tons of great materials and resources for all grade levels. Take a moment to visit and check them out and/or share some of your products as well. It will be time well spent, for sure!
Lastly, I'm sharing with you a link to the Education section of today's New York Times. In it you will find some fantastic ideas for teaching narrative, argumentative and informative writing - alligned with the CCSS - using baseball as a theme for this week's writing prompts.
Common Core Practice | Narrative, Argumentative and Informative Writing About Baseball
The baseball season has begun, and our New Jersey classroom collaborators -- many of them passionate Yankees or Mets fans -- explored America’s pastime for this week's writing prompts.