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Hurricane Harvey Teaching Resources and Fundraising

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Hurricane Harvey overstayed its welcome and left a mess in its path. From Corpus Christi and Rockport to San Antonio back to Houston and Lake Conroe and now towards Beaumont and Louisiana – water is everywhere.In the face of this catastrophic disaster, there is something more powerful than wind, rain, and floods. The strength of […]

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 […]

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 […]

How can you teach context clues, so that is easy for students to master and use!

How to Teach Context Clues

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Simple Ways to Learn Context Clues You know that decoding word soundsĀ is one of the major obstacles to reading fluency. You also know that there is another major obstacle…using context clues to decoding word meanings. Vocabulary is a killer in reading comprehension. It is also one of the largest factors in creating strong readers. However, […]

Teaching Summaries, Getting Detailed Part 1

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SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSummarizing is one of the greatest skills of good reading, but teaching students how to summarize is a great challenge. I have found one way that makes it simple: get detailed and get specific. That’s what this post is about. What do you need to detail for students? What specifically do you need to explain […]