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Reading Groups: How to Plan Teacher Tips

Have you ever felt like planning guided reading groups each week is time-consuming, complicated, and you just don’t even know where to start? You’re not alone! Here’s a peek at how I plan my activities for guided reading groups each week! My Guided Reading Groups Binder First, if you feel

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How to Create a Student Sight Word Routine

Adding sight word practice to your students’ word work routine doesn’t have to be challenging! I’ve heard from teachers over and over that their sight word routine is inconsistent, unorganized, and sometimes non-existent! If that sounds like your classroom, it doesn’t have to be that way! You can make a

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Digital Phonics for First Grade & Second Grade

With our current pandemic, teaching remotely is becoming very common. Plus, we don’t know how long distance learning will last. So, I wanted to create an engaging way for first grade and second grade students to practice phonics skills. That’s why I’ve designed these digital phonics activities! Even if you’re

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Teaching Students How to Research

Welcome to part two all about teaching students how to research! If you missed part one, I talked specifically about animal research reports. Today I want to share with you one of the ways I taught my 2nd grade students how to research. This method is great to use in

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Animal Research Reports

Teaching students about animal research reports is one of my favorite writing units! It’s the perfect combination of nonfiction reading and informational writing – all in one perfect unit of study! I’ve got so much to share with you that I’m splitting this into two posts! You can find part

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Christmas Math & Reading Activities

The month of December is always crazy busy, and I’m totally one to just embrace the chaos! Students are excited. The holidays are almost here (not to mention a two-week winter break)! That’s why I love integrating Christmas math & reading activities in the classroom. My Favorite Christmas Math &

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Writing Complete Sentences: Teacher Tips and Activities

We’ve all been there… teaching students how to write complete sentences is tricky, frustrating, and just all around problematic! Today I want to share with you my favorite activities to teach students how to write complete sentences AND how we transition to writing detailed, descriptive sentences. Writing Complete Sentences: The

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These reading response activities are perfect for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. This resource includes monthly menus and generic choice boards. Each choice board and menu includes response ideas, prompts, templates, questions and graphic organizers for fiction and nonfiction journals. You can use these independent printable activities and worksheets daily, weekly, or monthly!

Reading Response Activities

What are Reading Response Journals? Reading response journals and menus are the perfect way to have your students writing about what they read. All you need to get started is a notebook! In this notebook, students respond to books, articles, and texts through writing. What do students write about in

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prepping reading centers

Setting Up Your Reading Centers

Have you ever been to a professional development where you left and felt like you had 1,000 things to do? It’s can be so stressful figuring out how to get your reading centers and literacy stations ready! Recently I spent some time working with a few teachers on setting up

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