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ela choice boards

Provide students with engaging reading & writing choice board activities that are perfect to use as classroom centers or for distance learning.  

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Thanksgiving Escape Challenge
Get your students excited about learning with this Thanksgiving Escape Challenge activity! This escape challenge is perfect for any ELA upper elementary classroom. Throughout the activity, students work collaboratively with partners or in groups to solve ELA related challenges and find clues in order to help a turkey escape before Thanksgiving!
Finish the Story Writing Activity {Haunted House}
Let your students practice some creative writing with this Finish the Story narrative Halloween activity!
Escape Challenge: Halloween Haunted House
Get your students excited about learning with this Halloween Haunted House Escape Room Challenge! This escape challenge is perfect for any ELA upper elementary classroom. Throughout the activity, students work with partners or in groups to make inferences to solve puzzles and find clues in order to escape from a haunted house.
Roll and Write: Halloween Writing Activities
Up the engagement during writing with these Roll & Write activities. They're the perfect activity to get in the Halloween spirit, while still staying academically focused. This product includes both narrative and informational writing activities, as well as planning maps, and publishing paper. 
Growth Mindset Bulletin Board {Change Your Mindset}
Mindset is everything! Encourage your students to change their thinking from a fixed and negative mindset to positive growth mindset with this bulletin board. You can set this up in the beginning of the year and leave it up all year round and refer to when students get frustrated. This set has everything you need to set up your own Change Your Mindset bulletin board, as pictured.
10 Kid President Quotes {Printable Posters}
If you’re looking to provide your students with simple uplifting life advice, look no further than these colorful printable posters containing Kid President motivational quotes.

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5 Reasons to Use Choice Boards in Your Classroom
Choice boards are great tools to use in the classroom.  First of all, they can be used for any subject,[...]
Game Changing Bulletin Board Hack to Try in Your Classroom
If you’re anything like me, it probably takes you all day long just to put up one bulletin board in your classroom. I can’t count how many times I’ve laid out all of the letters, stapled them to the board, stepped back to look at the finished product, and then cringed and took it all down only to start over again because it just wasn’t straight, which would drive me crazy all year long! Enter the most amazing bulletin board teacher hack ever!
10 Kid President Quotes to Inspire Students {Printable Posters}
If you’re looking to provide your students with simple uplifting life advice, look no further than Robby Novak, aka Kid President. Kid President’s inspirational quotes in his videos have helped motivate my students year after year.

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