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Teaching Guided Reading in a Virtual Classroom

 I started this post back in July but I had to stop. I knew I wanted to help teachers plan for virtual reading groups. But, honestly, I still wasn’t sure exactly how it would all work. Now that I am teaching (both in person and virtually), I feel a little

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How to Teach Reading Effectively using Comprehension Kits

I am so excited to share with you “A Look Inside” Comprehension kits today.  These resources have transformed my teaching of reading. It has allowed me to effectively teach reading consistentl across my whole group and small group lessons.  With the flexibility of the materials and options for differentiating, I

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First Three Reading Lessons of the School Year

I am really excited to wrap up my “First Three” blog series with my first three reading lessons. While I love teaching math and I definitely identify as a writer, teaching reading is also a passion. I now have my Master’s in Education in Reading and have completed the requirements

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Must Haves for your Guided Reading Binder

I am a huge fan of using binders for organization. I have one for each topic in math, one for running records, one for a substitute…the list goes on! My FAVORITE this year is my guided reading binder. It has helped me be much more organized for my guided reading

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4 Tips to Start Teaching Close Reading

Starting to teach using close reading in an elementary classroom can seem daunting. When I first heard of close reading, it seemed like just another thing to add to your day.  However, when you break down the parts of teaching using close reading, you realize how it can be effectively

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How to Use One Page Phonics Intervention

With One Page Phonics Intervention, students will work on their phonological awareness, encoding, and decoding. This is a helpful tool for identifying the breakdown while practicing these foundational reading skills. Let’s chat about how to use this no-prep intervention resource. Why Use Interventions In my first year of teaching, I

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9 FREE Ways To Engage Your Students

Yawning, heads down, staring off into space. No, this isn’t just teachers at professional development. 😂 Our students struggle to stay engaged and attentive every single day. Sometimes it may feel like we have to do jumping jacks in a clown suit to keep their attention. And, even then, they

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15 of the Best Books for Back to School

Back to school season is upon us! One of the best parts of planning the first week of school is deciding on which books to read. Today, I’m sharing all of my favorites with you! Our Class is a Family by Shannon Olson Why I love this book: Shannon, the

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