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Category: LITERACY

How I Got My Reluctant Writers to Love Writing

This blog post will give you a link to some free printables and explain how I managed to…  replace the chorus of groans with loud cheers and excitement about writing solve the problem of what to do with early finishers easily document their progress as writers over the course of

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The Best Classroom Library Checkout System

Finally, a classroom library checkout system that is both effective and easy to use. This page will explain how I answered the question, “How do I keep track of my classroom library books?” and simplified my life as a teacher. I often get asked for advice on creating a classroom

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Classroom Library Organization Ideas

The classroom library plays a very important role in elementary classrooms. There are so many different ways to organize it. It can seem daunting! Read below to learn how to set up your classroom library in a way that truly works! This blog post will… offer organization and management tips

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CHARLOTTE’S WEB ACTIVITIES

{Click to Access and Download: Charlotte’s Web Character Trait Activity Pages} Understanding a character’s words and actions will help to support a student’s overall comprehension of a text. Being able to visualize and summarize character traits are prerequisites to higher levels of comprehension, such as synthesizing information, making inferences, and forming

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How to Use Graphic Organizers for Assessment

I recently explained how to use graphic organizers to increase reading comprehension and later explained how graphic organizers help students improve their writing. This post will share why using graphic organizers for assessment is also important and will provide teachers with easy ways for teachers to offer students differentiated assessment

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How to Use Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension

Would you like to improve your students’ reading and writing skills? Using graphic organizers for reading comprehension will make it easier for students to make sense of what they are reading, organize their thinking, and strengthen their writing abilities as well. WHAT IS A GRAPHIC ORGANIZER? A graphic organizer is

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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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