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vocabulary activities

Fun Vocabulary Activities for Reading Stations

Are you looking for fun vocabulary activities for your reading stations? I have the ultimate guide for making vocabulary fun and keeping your kids engaged during reading stations.  Task Cards Everybody has task cards for reading stations. The kids can sometimes get bored with them. There are several ways you

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guided reading lesson plan

Guided Reading Lesson Plan for Upper Elementary

Do you need help with knowing what to do with your fluent readers in small groups? I know I struggled for many years with what to do with these kids. They are good readers and do well with decoding strategies, but they still need help with comprehension skills. I’m going

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strategies for teaching vocabulary

Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

Do you struggle with teaching vocabulary to your kids? We are always looking into new strategies for teaching vocabulary skills to our students. Kids struggling with vocabulary seems to be an ongoing problem. Vocabulary isn’t a lesson you teach only once, but it is something you spiral throughout the year.

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Reading Review Activities

Ok, trying to make reading review fun is no joke. The kids don’t like it and neither do the teachers. Help! How can we make fun reading review activities for our class? Fun Reading Review Activities I’m going to share with you 5 activities you can do to make reading

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beginning reader

Beginning Reader- My Daugther

It has been quite a while since I have worked with a beginning reader. For the past several years I have worked with transitional and fluent readers in my 3rd grade classroom. Now I have a beginning reader in my home. My daughter has started Kindergarten this year and I

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guided reading fluent readers

Guided Reading- What do I do with fluent readers?

Guided reading has been around for over 15 years. One of my graduate classes was on Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading. It worked great in the younger grades for teaching small group. I used it with my 1st graders for a couple of years and started using it in 2nd grade.  It was

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Organization of Literacy Block: Workstations

Welcome to another week of  the “Digging Into Next Year”  Linky Party hosted by Laura at Where the Magic Happens. Organization of Literacy Block- Workstations I am going to focus on the workstation part of the Literacy block. I really had to change the way I organized my workstations this year. I had taught 2nd grade

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motivating kids to read

Motivating Students to Read

What motivates elementary students to read? That is the million dollar question. What can we do as educators to encourage the love of reading to our students? Show them how much we love to read and how much fun it can be! This is a picture of an amazing principal

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