Desk mats are a fabulous way to make desk space more meaningful to the kids! I’ve put together 9 different resources that can be put together to create a desk mat as shown in the preview pictures! You can download the preview to get a more detailed description of each resource, but I’ll provide a brief description below.
Evidence bookmark: shows evidence terms the kids can use when writing a constructed response. These are also included in my monthly Comp Files
Grouping Table: be sure and check out the description for this little fun and USEFUL resource! We are constantly putting our kids into different works during parts of lessons and this grouping strategy makes it fun for the kids and ensures that you get a different group every time.
Partner Talk: Make students accountable for table and partner discussions
Rate Yourself: have students be more aware of how they understand a certain skill or concept. (Levels of Understanding)
Repeated Statements (I always capitalized and Inferences are not stated in the text)
Inspirational Quote- 20 different quotes are included in the file.
Differences between paraphrasing, quoting directly, and summarizing
Sticker Club- a fun way to keep students engaged throughout the lesson!