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WJHS Library Media Center Resources

Various resources that contain primary source documents, photographs, helpful ideas, tips, and SCADS of other things that can help you out in the classroom!

Classroom Organization: Binder Clip Label (Free Printable)

As teachers and homeschoolers, we all know work can get busy as the school year marches forward. I am a compulsive piler, so wrangling in "the piles" is a huge part of my classroom organization. Especially, when I taught middle school in a departmental setting, I had over 100 students, so this system really helped!

Using the Web to Take Virtual Field Trips

Helping kids learn about the world can be an exciting adventure for both adults and kids. When I teach about the chateaux of the Loire Valley in France or ancient Mayan sites in Mexico, I'm always looking for kid-friendly resources that can provide accurate information and engaging authentic pictures that hold the attention of little ones.

How To Make A Movie Poster: A Template For Students

Note: above trailer has one example of mild language (that's in the original film). Preview and decide before sharing publicly. Are you planning a book trailer for your students? A "writer's antithesis" assignment where you have them take an existing movie and revise the tone to its exact opposite (as in the video above)?

SMS Generator

Create fake iPhone text messages with this SMS generator!

I.N.K.: 10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids

After writing about the Common Core State Standards last month, I wanted to keep the ball rolling with activities to use with any nonfiction book or other informational text. Getting kids more engaged in reading is the goal, so here goes: 1. Create a comic strip version of the book or informational text.

♫ Working 9 to 5, What a Way to Make a Living... ♫

This is a "Shout Out Wall" where students can shout out their success in school, home, work or activities.

Teacher Resources

I.C.E. - Citing Sources Like a Pro!

♫ Working 9 to 5, What a Way to Make a Living... ♫

10 Questions all Close Readers Ask

16 Fancy Literary Techniques Explained By Disney

Because why waste money on an English degree when you can just watch Disney movies? "Fancy" literary techniques explained in Disney movies!

♫ Working 9 to 5, What a Way to Make a Living... ♫

Pretty long list of USEFUL websites for work!

Mrs. Orman's Classroom

Students love funny memes. Here are five ways you can bring that humor into your classroom (and school) to connect with students: 1. Class Rules, Expectations, and/or Procedures: Instead of your traditional class rules poster, use memes to deliver your message with humor. Better yet, have students create what they think proper rules and regulations should be.

♫ Working 9 to 5, What a Way to Make a Living... ♫

Close reading anchor...I like how this one has the "digging deeper" visual (image only) | See more about close reading, reading and anchors.

♫ Working 9 to 5, What a Way to Make a Living... ♫

the CareerBliss guide to Keyboard Shortcuts




Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step instructions on how teachers can create their own lit trips, tips for using Google Earth and ideas for integrating Google Lit trips into your current curriculum.

Middle School Chemistry | Download Free Science Activities, Access Chemistry Multimedia, Find Information on Workshops

Middle School Chemistry provides free science activities, multimedia, and information about upcoming workshops offered by the American Chemical Society for middle school science teachers

The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper

Make a newspaper clipping with your own headline and story. In example to surprise friends and coworkers, send a birthday greeting or to give your next blog entry a special look.

Classroom Sneak Peek and Desk Plates to Share

Free printable organizational labels for your classroom!


Please visit my blog, for daily photos and tips on organizing and managing your classroom. This free resource compliments my emergency sub plan pack. This download includes 3 printables that any classroom teacher can use to prepare for a substitute teacher.

Teacher Park: NonFiction Text Four Important Facts

It's not unusual for students to have difficulty identifying the most important facts when they read nonfiction text. I distribute a one page article or some other nonfiction text to the large group and have them read it aloud. After each paragraph is read, I stop them and ask if there are any important facts within that particular paragraph.