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Category: Reading

Encouraging Frustrated Readers

I’ve said this many times and will repeat it again- learning to read is HARD! As we know, some kids learn very easily with little effort while others need frequent, daily attention to learn even basic aspects of reading skills. One of the most important things to me is ensuring that my little readers know

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Spark Student Motivation: Take Home Books!

I posted about this way back at the beginning of the year (check out that post here) but I just had to blog about take home books again today! My little friends could not be more excited about the fact that they get to take home these little book bags each day with a new

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A, E, I, O, U- All about Vowels!

This has been a very busy week which has made it move fast, but I sure am ready for the weekend! Here’s what we’ve been up to this week: 1. We had conferences last night till 7:30 and I don’t know about the rest of you but Amanda and I get very slap-happy on these

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Favorite Halloween Read Alouds and Activities

As I’ve said before, I love that each month can be new and exciting to our little friends because of a new Holiday/seasonal theme.  Today I wanted to share some of my favorite books to read as Halloween gets closer and some fun activities that go along with the books.  I’m linking up with Holly

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What do good readers read?

Introducing reading at the beginning of the year is always one of my favorite things to do.  I spend a lot of days creating various anchor charts with my little friends to help get them into the reading mindset.  So far this year, we’ve just been focusing on what reading is, where we can do

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Build a Reading Classroom with this Must Read Mentor Text!

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite read alouds for the beginning of the year that works perfectly as a mentor text because it has an important message and character to refer back to regularly when making sure you are building a reading classroom! The book is Born to Read by Judy Sierra. The book

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Back to School is Getting Closer (with a freebie)!

Yay! Five for Friday is back– I love reading about everyone’s week! 1. Oh my— it’s officially August! That means it’s back to school time….but I really can’t complain. It’s been a wonderful summer of traveling, fun with family and friends and productivity! Plus, technically I still have until the 16th, even if these next

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All About Word Families with a Freebie!

Happy Friday! I have to say that I am still just loving summer…. 🙂 Word Families are a big part of teaching reading in the primary grades. I personally do a lot of practice with word families with my little friends because they need the nice repetition of words in the same word family. In

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