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Category: LITERACY

Thinking Stem Bookmarks {Reading Comprehension}

These bookmarks were created for children to use while reading to improve student comprehension by encouraging them to generate questions.  The answers to thick questions are inferred.  They require the reader to make predictions or to formulate new beliefs and ideas.  The Thinking Stems Bookmarks Packet includes 4 printable pages

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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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PERSONALIZED WRITER’S NOTEBOOKS {Teacher Tip #28}

I start each school year by readingJudy Moodyto the class as our first read aloud. It’s a fun book for all grade levels, but is PERFECT for 3rd graders.  Because the book starts off on Judy’s first day of 3rd grade. Hello text-to-self connection! Icreated a whole bunch of activities

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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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Managing Mystery Readers

When I taught Kindergarten I welcomed Mystery Readers into my classroom. My little ones were so excited to see who the secret guest would be. We had moms, dads, siblings, grandparents and other special friends. I remember getting a note from one of the moms that read, “I listened to

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BOGGLE CLASSROOM DISPLAY ACTIVITIES for EARLY FINISHERS

{The printables needed to create this board can be accessed and downloaded here.} {Click here to access and download this product.}   I’ve created a printable packet that includes all of the necessary printables to create and use this in your own classroom. A word study center that is open-ended,

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