Work Horse Products to Get You Through the Year

Yesterday I shared some awesome bundles with you.  Today I want to share some work horse products.  You know-those resources that you can use over and over all year long.

This is one of my favorite things to use.  When your reluctant writer boys ask for it, you know you a major achievement on your hands.  Posters are great, but let's be real.  The kids that don't want to do it are certainly not going to get up, go across the room, and look for information.  Let's remember, there are students that are going to ask you what the date is when it's written on the board.
That's why I love these revising and editing posters and mini-posters.  You can keep this information at your kids' finger tips.

Upper elementary has been getting a lot of interactive notebook love.  Here's an incredible interactive notebook for 2nd and 3rd grade from I'm Lovin' Lit.  This isn't just a pack of templates.  This set includes a detailed information on how to use these is included.  And did I mention they're editable?

Bring on the graphic organizers.  You can never have enough.  Here are two sets from Teaching in High Heels and Jamie from Second Grade Stuff that I love:
 Writing + Patricia Polacco.  This set from Teacher's Clubhouse would make great anchor lessons to refer to all year long.
Everybody is talking about close reading.  But what the heck is it and how do I use it in my classroom?  If you've just gotten back from a vague, PowerPoint inservice about using close reading, here's a resource from Inspire Me ASAP that your district really should have spent their money on:

This bundle from The Tattooed Teacher is technically units, but let's be honest.  These aren't ideas that you can cover for a week.  These are the types of strategies that you need to keep going back to alllllllll year long.

Now that your kids are learning so much, it's time to refresh their brains with these awesome brain breaks from 3rd Grade Thoughts.
Whew! That's a lot! What are your favorite workhorse products?

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  1. Great suggestions! I'm on my way to wishlist a few of these. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. I adore Brain Breaks from 3rd Grade Thoughts and Jamie Rector's Common Core Organizers as well! I'm moving down to Kindergarten this year, but I'm in love with many of the products from The First Grade Parade and Miss Kindergarten!

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