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Portfolio in Action Checkpoint
This handout can be used throughout the portfolio collection period to get students to think about the items they want to include in their portfolios. It also provides a space for teachers to write feedback about those items selected.

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Student Action Plan
Use these forms to communicate with parents about their child\'s performance in your class. There are two forms to use: one for students who need remediation and one for students who are excelling and may want additional resources.

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Graphic Organizer
This diagramming handout can be used to help students visually organize concepts and facts that relate to a central theme or topic.

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Citing Electronic Sources Guide
This reference sheet will help students learn the proper method for citing online resources, based on the MLA style.

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Goal Setting Worksheet
This worksheet allows students to document what they know about a subject, and what they want to know about it. (Similar to KWL, but for any subject and medium.)

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Active Reading K-W-L Sheet
Use the K-W-L (What I Know, What I Want to Know, What I've Learned) worksheet to help students become more actively involved in their reading. They will use the worksheet to identify what they know about a reading subject, what they want to know about it, and what they have learned about it, once they read it.

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Test-Taking Strategies - A Game Plan to Win
This handy reference tool can be given to students and/or used as a guide when teaching basic test-taking strategies.

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Student Remediation Plan
Use this Remediation Plan template to lay out a plan for students who are in need of intervention/remediation. It can be used for high stakes testing situations, if there is no formal remediation plan required by your school or district. It can also be used for mid-semester reviews or project-based work.

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Building Background Information Visual Aid
This organizer will help students organize vocabulary, related concepts, historical periods, and real-life applications of a topic.

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Grant Writing Primer
This Grant Writing Primer is packed with tips that are critical to any successful grant writer. It is designed for both the novice and experienced writer.

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Class Web Site Map
This Class Web Site Map template will help you see visually how your site is organized. It will also help you decide where information should logically be placed within the site's structure.

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Internet Resource Evaluation Checklist
This five-point checklist provides students with guidelines for evaluating Internet resources. Space is allotted for writing notes on each criteria and a forming a final assessment.

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Sensory Visualization Chart
Students will use this worksheet with a visualization writing exercise. Simply provide them with a visual prompt, such as an illustration in the text, a slide, transparency, snapshot, etc. Encourage them to imagine themselves being transported into the visual. On the worksheet, students should list three to five sensory phrases (per sense) describing what they see, hear, taste, touch or smell while imagining themselves within the cue.

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Sample Rubric
This sample rubric is designed for a ninth grade writing assessment. It clearly shows one way of designing a rubric that is easily used and can be shared with students.

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Note-Taking Tips for Students
Taking notes in class is one of the most effective ways for your students to understand the material being presented. Go over these useful guidelines with your students and they will be pros in no time!

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Student Learning Log
Help students keep track of their learning with this simple learning log. Learning is enhanced when students know what they are expected to learn and can track their progress in an organized and efficient manner.

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Expanded Venn Diagram
Use this graphic organizer to help students visually organize similarities and differences between three ideas, objects, or sets.

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Read the Directions! Exercise
Students taking tests regularly skip over directions only to find they have misunderstood what they were being asked to do, and hence, performed poorly on the test. This exercise is designed to give them practice in reading test directions and locating key words. Regardless of the subject you teach, this exercise should prove useful for improving test-taking skills.

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Internet Rules of Conduct
This Internet Rules of Conduct poster outlines five simple rules that will help establish appropriate Internet-use behavior among students. As always, be certain to check with your school to see if there are established procedures for Internet use.

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Rate Your Reading Comprehension
Use this activity to lead students through a focused reading activity. By rating their comprehension with multiple rereadings, students learn to apply this strategy to difficult passages.

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WebQuest Evaluation Rubric Template
Rubrics work well for project-based assignments like WebQuests. On this form, fill in the objective criteria, make copies, and then use it as an assessment tool on your next WebQuest project.

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Grant Proposal Design Template
Use this quick grant planner to document your ideas for your next grant. The planner is designed to help you identify and record specific information that will be useful for making any request.

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Cluster Diagram
Use this graphic organizer to map ideas generated from brainstorming sessions, lectures, and readings.

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Sample Essay Exam Exercise
This exercise will engage your students in a critical review of two essay exams. It provides a prompt, a sample essay which is to be graded by students, followed by a written analysis of each essay.

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Status of the Class Evaluation Form
Use this short evaluation to obtain student feedback about your class. Consider allowing students to submit their forms anonymously to elicit candid responses.

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Block Lesson Plan Template
Use this template to write down your lesson plans for block scheduling.

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Anger Questionnaire
Use this questionnaire to help students gauge their anger management skills. After completion, it can be used in a class discussion about positive and negative responses to anger.

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Classroom Rules Suggestions and Example
Use these simple suggestions for creating effective classroom rules of your own. We've also included a sample set of rules that can be used in your classroom today.

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Gifted Enrichment Plan template
Use this Gifted Enrichment Plan template to create a plan for your gifted students.

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Monthly Planner
Use this monthly planner to document instructional goals, content, and correlated state standards and textbook material for each week.

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Homework Grade Sheet
Use this form to track grades for assigned homework.

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Homework Checklist
Use this checklist to communicate with students and parents regarding completed and missing homework. Document the assignments that have been completed and those that haven't and share it with them. This allows you to work as a team to help the student get back on track.

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A Parent's Guide to Homework Help:Strategies for Homework Success
Help parents and students succeed with homework using this set of strategies commonly employed by successful students.

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Sample Course Evaluation
Use this evaluation to get ideas for creating your own or use it "as is" by writing your name and the course name at the top. Distribute one to each student and then, you can either elect to stay in or leave the room while students complete the evaluation. When the class has finished, have one student collect and deposit them in a large brown envelope to be given to you.

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Sample Learning Page for Differentiated Instruction
Use this learning page template to create differentiated lessons for your class. Assign different reading passages, ask students to read for the same main ideas, and then have them gather in teams to discuss their findings.

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Sample Project Lists for Differentiated Instruction
This list shows the variety of projects that can be offered to allow for increased student choice. This project list was created for a ninth-grade class required to select a project after reading Romeo and Juliet.

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Two Column Question and Answer Organizer
Use this guide to pose questions about reading passages. Space is provided for students to record their answers.

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Digital Camera Rules and Sign-out Sheet
These digital camera rules can be used as-is or as guide for developing your own rules. The accompanying sign-out sheet is ready to use in the classroom today.

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Establishing Class Rules
Set the tone for daily learning by establishing educational goals and performance objectives.

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Peer Review Feedback Form
Use this form for students to review their peers.

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Bullying Reconsidered
Implement changes in attitudes and behaviors through class meetings.

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Considerations for Utilizing Technology Questionnaire
Educate yourself before using new technologies in the classroom.

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