Category: LITERACY

St. Patrick’s Day Videos – Watch and Listen Video Read Alouds

Below are 5 cheerfully funny St. Patrick’s Day Videos for students- St. Patrick’s Day class parties have become a favorite tradition for students and teachers alike. As the annual holiday approaches, the excitement in classrooms is palpable as St. Patrick’s Day draws near, children everywhere are eagerly anticipating a day

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Winter-Watch and Listen Video Read Alouds

Why use Winter read-alouds? Winter is the best time to teach little learners! During these cold months, teachers need fresh winter classroom ideas to survive. Winter is beautiful and magical and peaceful… for everyone except an elementary school teacher! The excitement of the holidays is over, the students are getting

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10 Earth Day Read Alouds and Activities

There is no bigger responsibility than educating our future generations on the importance of preserving the Earth. With April 22, just around the corner, let’s mark the occasion with some engaging ❤️ Earth Day read-alouds and Earth Day activity pages for your 1st or 2nd grade classrooms. Not only will

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First Grade Common Core ELA Assessments

As teachers, we need easy go-to assessments!! Trying to find the right assessment for a specific standard can sometimes take hours to find. I know being a First Grade Teacher myself the mundane task of finding just the right one that you can use year after year for the standard

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2nd Grade Common Core ELA Assessments

I have taught 2nd grade for 20 years and I know that having great assessments at your fingertips is a must. As teachers, you want to spend your time teaching not hours and hours on the web looking for exactly the right assessment or review practice for your students. Our

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Characters and Setting- Engaging Lesson Ideas

I love teaching story elements like characters and settings in first grade. Why are story elements so key at-this age? Well, I have come to realize over the years that if I want to make good writers, learning story elements along the way helps them bloom into wonderful authors. Reading

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Compound Words

Compound words are a staple standard skill of learning in 1st and 2nd grade. In 1st grade, students are learning and beginning to recognize and understand simple compound words, such as airplane and toothbrush. Then in 2nd grade, students progress to more complex compound words by learning that they are

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