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Category: LITERACY

Spelling Activities for Any Word List: EDITABLE

Spelling Activities to Use with Any Word List It is always challenging to meet the varied needs of the learners in your classroom. Ideally you want your students to be working on the same activity, but you understand that each learner has different needs and abilities.  These printable activity pages

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Teaching Text Annotation to Elementary Students in 2022

There are tons of strategies for analyzing texts. This post will focus on teaching students to annotate important parts of the text, which is called text annotation. Teaching text annotation is a great way to support your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students because it’s an effective reading comprehension strategy

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Comparing Books and Movies

Today we are planning to pop in to Disney’s Hollywood Studios so I made a new product that fit the theme of the day. I think it’s also perfect for this time of year as things start winding down and the familiar glow of screen in a darkened classroom becomes

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How I Made Nouns Fun…

When I mention the word “science” in my classroom, 22 little faces all light up with excitement. I accidentally left a bag of bolts on a shelf in their view the other day and when I was asked what they were for and casually replied, “we’ll be using them in

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HOW TO INTRODUCE NEW VOCABULARY WORDS

Today is a Tuesday. But it feels like a Monday since we didn’t have school yesterday. And on Mondays I introduce the weekly vocabulary words {per the Treasures Reading Curriculum} so since today was pseudo-Monday we did that.  I wasn’t quite prepared for the reaction I got when I announced

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THE BEST ACTIVITY TO TEACH INFERENCING EVER

There are times when you spend hours upon hours trying to come up with “the perfect lesson” only to have it not live up to your expectations. And then there are the times when you randomly wake up at 3:30 a.m., an idea pops into your head and it turns

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How I Manage Reader’s Workshop

  I am so excited to share my READer’s Workshop Rotation Board with you. My Math Workshop Rotation Board is my #2 selling product {and has a 4.0 rating with close to 500 votes}. I found it to be so successful in my classroom, that I created a similar format for

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IDEAS for TEACHING WORD STUDY SKILLS

Sometimes things are just ironic. I’ve been working with my first grade son on word study patterns that compliment his weekly focus in class. For example, last week they did long i using “magic e” so I created some games for him to expose him to all of the ways

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