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Category: Reading

GENRE ACTIVITIES and LESSON IDEAS

Introducing your students to different genres and encouraging them to read a variety of books will strengthen their reading, vocabulary and writing skills. This resource includes genre posters, printables, games, bookmarks, and more! It will make your job easier! This blog post will… identify the problems this resource solves suggest how

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MAKING INFERENCES ACTIVITIES and LESSON IDEAS

These inferring activities designed to make teaching inferencing fun will have your students excited to practice making inferences and will really help them understand the concept. Inferencing is a challenging skill, but it is fun to teach inference and inferencing using this engaging mystery mail packet. This blog post will…

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Math Stories: Teaching Elementary Math through Picture Books

Math stories, which are also commonly referred to as math picture books or math lit, are effective tools to introduce, teach, and review math concepts, skills, and vocabulary in meaningful contexts. They can be presented in the format of shared reading, a read aloud, or a center. Children benefit, especially

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HOW TO SET UP A CLASSROOM LIBRARY

It is essential that students have access to a full and diverse classroom library at their fingertips. Access to quality literature is Prior to the start of the year, we as teachers need to think about how to create a space in our classroom that nurtures student curiosity regarding our

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How to Teach Inferencing

Students need to know how to make inferences and draw conclusions. Making inferences is a very important skill for them to acquire, but we seldom reflect on why it is such an important skill. Making inferences is important because it teaches students to critically combine the vastly different skill sets of

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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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Diary of a (Fill in the Blank) Book Project

When I saw today’s link at TBA I had to share my favorite project! I just added this file to the Charlotte’s Web pack I’ve been working on. It’ll be available in my TPT store soon. Have you read the Diary of a _____ books by Doreen Cronin? So much

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READ ALOUD TIPS FOR TEACHERS

Do you love read alouds as much as I do? There are two moments I anticipate with excitement every year in my classroom: When Charlie Bucket finally gets his Golden Ticket and the class cheers wildly (because they always do) and when Charlotte dies and even my toughest little guys

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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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