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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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7 tips for online teaching

7 Tips for Teaching Online

When most of us became teachers, we never knew we would be teaching online from our homes. It is definitely challenging online teaching. I want to share with you 7 tips for teaching online that is going to save your sanity! Have a Schedule When teaching online it is necessary

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industrial classrom decor

Industrial Classroom Theme

Are you looking for something new and different for your classroom theme? How about an Industrial Classroom Theme. I have some easy and inexpensive ways you can transform your classroom into the Industrial Chic room you have always wanted. Lets Go Shopping We all love shopping but when we are

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Strategies for Teachers to Deal with Self Doubt

Now, let’s go over some important strategies for teachers to deal with self-doubt when it happens. As teachers, we deal with self doubt daily. Be assured that even the most successful teacher works to overcome self-doubt at times. Feeling self-doubt is not the problem. Letting self-doubt control you, make your

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Pineapple Classroom Theme

Pineapple Classroom Theme

Everybody is in love with the Pineapple decor these days. Everywhere we shop you see pineapples. How about bringing that Pineapple theme into your classroom? I’m going to share with you some ways you can have a Pineapple Themed Classroom. 1. Pineapple Classroom Theme decor We all need a calendar,

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binders in the classroom

Using Binders in the Classroom

I LOVE using binders in the classroom. They are such a great way to stay organized. Binders in the Classroom Every year I setup my students’ binders at the beginning of the year. I teach them how to use them and stay organized all year long. They use them to

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Get Ready for Back to School in the Summer

Summer is about more than just hanging out at the beach and drinking tasty cocktails.  You’ll get more done when you take your drink to the computer with you! That’s how you can get better results with your summer – or at least be more prepared for the school year.  But as

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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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