Category: LITERACY

Thanksgiving Books- Watch and Listen Video Read Alouds

It’s great when a teacher can incorporate holiday-themed activities into lesson plans and have students engaged and interacting. And what better holiday than Thanksgiving and this easy-to-use WATCH & LISTEN resource? With Thanksgiving around the corner, we have found some engaging Thanksgiving-themed readlouds, that teachers can use in their classrooms.

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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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ELA Common core

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

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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