Fluency Warm-Ups for Word Study

Fluency Warm-Ups for Grades 3-6

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  Fluency Warm-Ups for Word Study Fluency Warm-Ups are rolling out! The unit Fluency 2, is in the free Word Study Warm-Ups course and is uploading as I type this sentence. In these fluency warm-ups, students will: Build word recognition skills. Increase automaticity with decoding skills. Discover vowel digraphs. Sort words. Meet the new Professor Pike!     […]

The Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist to get your room going this back to school!

The Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist for Back to School

Posted Posted in Back to School, Strategies, Teaching

This back to school classroom management checklist is designed to help you remember all the caveats of your classroom management! Especially, if you’ve enjoyed your summer break like you should have. However, if you didn’t get the full dose of rejuvenation from summer break, then you need to leave this article. Spend 2 days trying […]

What does the research say about word study in upper elementary school?

Research Review for Word Study

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A quick research review for word study can answer very important questions about literacy curriculum and instruction in our schools.What does the research say about the use of word study?What type of word study instruction is effective in upper elementary and middle school?What are the purposes and effects of teaching word knowledge to transitional readers?In […]

TPT Back to School Sale for TeachersPayTeachers Teaching Resources

TPT Back to School Sale, August 1-2!

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This TPT Back to School Sale is ah-ma-zzzzing! Yes, everything in the our TeachersPayTeachers store is 25% off.And some TPT products are up to 50% off! (see below)​Now is the time to stock up on reading task cards, math task cards, station work, PowerPoints for Google Classroom, videos for flipped classes, and other engaging resources.Who […]

Differentiation in Math Stations

Posted Posted in Math, Middle School, Teaching

SaveSaveSaveSaveDifferentiation Stations by Chris Skierski Suppose for a moment that you were teaching someone to ride a bicycle. After a week of teaching and practice, you gave that child a test and discovered that she could not stop well, had trouble balancing, and every time she turned to the left she fell down. What would you […]

Summarizing Unit with a video mini-lesson, days of task cards, and more!

Summarizing Video Lesson Bundle

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Summarizing Video Lesson Bundle Get ready to take your literacy instruction multi-modal! This new summarizing lesson bundle has video, cartoon, guided notes, student talk, writing, speaking, listening, and reading.  Mini-Lesson Video Mini-Lesson to guide students through the basics. Short Story Two short stories for summarizing guided practice. Cartoons To engage and scaffold language learners. Reading […]

Spiral Warmups for Word Study, Vocabulary, Spelling Patterns.

NEWS: Spiral Warmups for Word Study

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We are excited to give to you our newest FREE teaching resource to help engage your students and increase learning! Spiralwarmups.com. It’s word study bundled into 3-6 minutes of no-prep, just turn on and learn warm-ups. The warm-ups are designed to spiral the essential reading and writing skills.   >>Tap Here to Sign Up<<   Daily Word […]

Why Shared Reading is the Most Effective Instructional Activity in the Reading Classroom

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  If you could choose only one Instructional Activity for Reading what would it be? What one strategy would you use to increase reading levels? Would you choose guided reading, reading mini-lessons, read-alouds, or test prep? Well, okay… I know you wouldn’t choose test prep, but what about: leveled texts? reading stations? independent reading with […]

What does summer break say about a teacher's personality?

What does Summer Break say about your Personality?

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  Sure, the quiz is for fun, but it is based on the research for five major personality traits. We’ve reworded them as: the Adventurer the Energizer the Achiever the Compassionate Friend the Calmer We each share aspects from each trait, but summer time really reveals are most inner self…at least for teachers. <<  Attention […]

How Teacher Gratitude Creates Teacher Greatness

Teacher Trait: Gratitude and Greatness

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SaveSaveWhat really separates great teachers from average teachers? I don’t think it’s: test scores office referrals content knowledge pedagogy That may sound strange at first glance, but… …I really don’t think it’s the set of strategies great teachers use day in and day out that makes them great. I really don’t think it’s their degrees or certifications. I […]

Test Review Should Never be Boring!

Bye to Boring Test Review – 4 Easy Strategies

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You ‘ve probably seen the look on your students’ faces…that look of utter despair. Another test prep worksheet! Let’s say goodbye to boring test prep. No matter the test you have to give, good instruction is still good instruction! In this post, I will give you four teaching strategies that promote critical thinking in fun […]