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Reading Comprehension Round-up, with Free Task Cards

Reading comprehension – it’s such a big subject that it’s hard to know where to start (and where to stop!), but if we eliminate some big groups of topics that are often taught together – such as story elements or text structures, which I’ve covered elsewhere anyway – that leaves us with a good assortment […]

TPT Sale – February 6 – 7

TPT’s February Sale is here – Tuesday and Wednesday, February 6 – 7.  As usual, everything at Classroom in the Middle is included in the sale at the full discount! Need the discount code? Here it is – FEBSALE24 Here is just a sampling of the resources from Classroom in the Middle that are included […]

Christmas Bookmarks 2023

At home, it’s already the time for holiday shopping, and at school the winter holiday season is arriving fast as well. Maybe you even spent part of last weekend planning holiday-themed activities for your classroom, pulling out last year’s December and January activities to see which ones you want to repeat this year and where […]

Get more from your task card stash

Get More from Your Task Card Stash

Are you getting the most from all those sets of task cards that you’ve bought (or made!)? Or do you tend to use a set for one lesson and then just stash it away in your handy task card organizer? You could be getting more out of your task cards! To start, as you accumulate […]

Teachers’ Summer Tasks

Summer – while it is NOT the free time for teachers that so many people assume it is, it is the one time of year when a teacher can work in a relaxed way! What a rare opportunity – to be able to sit down with a cup of coffee and think for a while […]

Bookmarks, Spring 2023 (Free)

Spring Bookmarks 2023 (Free)

Happy spring! Here’s a set of spring bookmarks that I just finished putting together. If you would like a set to print and copy for your students, you can download a copy below. Bookmarks make such neat little prizes or gifts, and with four per page they don’t take a ton of printing. Print them […]

Task Cards for Big Kids

  As a middle school teacher, I knew that it was important to incorporate movement into my lessons – to let out some of that boundless middle school energy.  But I could also see that movement could get distracting really fast, especially too much movement.   That’s why, whenever I create a new set of […]

On Sale Today at TPT

  Just a reminder that TPT’s big sitewide sale has started!  So in case you have items stashed in your shopping just waiting for the right moment – the time is now.  (Or even if you just love browsing through teaching materials while they’re on sale!)   Dates:  August 2-3, 2022   As usual, everything […]