Classroom Ideas Grades 4-8: *The Lesson Deli

Ideas for classroom organization, decoration, behavior management etc. anything that is not subject specific.
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a birthday chair sitting in front of a computer desk
Student Recognition - Classroom Birthday Chair Cover
I simply place this Happy Birthday chair cover on the birthday student’s chair and place a cupcake note with a new pencil on the birthday student’s desk. The chair cover travels from class to class and is returned at the end of the day.
a poster with the words march madness poetry packet
March Madness POETRY!
Use the March Madness Basketball to get your students excited about POETRY! Students will evaluate and analyze 8 poems to determine a winning one for the class! Learn all of the elements of poetry in a super fun way!
three task cards for reading literature skills with text that reads task cards for reading literature skills
Task Cards: How are you using them in your middle school ELA class?
How do use task cards in middle school?
a woman standing in front of a microphone holding a piece of paper with the words, what is a reader's theater? try this powerful reading strategy for free
FREE Reader's Theater!
Do you struggle to get students interested in Social Studies? Try using a Reader's Theater script and watch learning come alive! Increase fluency, content knowledge, and oral expression all with this powerful teaching strategy!
the sub binder essential 3 - clear plan for the day
Middle Grades ELA Sub Plans (Made Easy!)
I always assume my substitute knows nothing about my classroom or my teaching style, so I want to make my plans as clear as possible. One way to check this is to have someone outside of the school read through your plans to see if they understand the expectations.
the middle school holiday ela fun flyer is shown with ornaments hanging from it's sides
Holiday Activities for Middle School ELA Fun!
I’ve put together a list of my favorite holiday ELA activities' here, including a couple of free PDF printables you can download and try with your students.
the boston tea party flyer with a woman holding a cup and paper in her hand
Try this Reader's Theater for free!
Discover the power of using reader's theaters in your classroom! Sign up for my email to receive this free Boston Tea Party script and discover similar strategies and good teaching tips!