Molly Stahl

Teach Suffix -ly with Simple Rules, Examples, and Activities

Understanding suffixes is a crucial aspect of developing strong language skills. One of the most common and versatile suffixes is -ly. Teaching students how to add suffix -ly to words can enhance their writing, allowing them to express ideas more precisely. In this post, we will explore simple rules, provide

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Teach Nonfiction Text Features (Free Graphic Organizers)

Teaching young minds to navigate the pages of informational texts is a crucial skill that will empower them to become independent readers. In this blog post, we’ll explore effective strategies to introduce nonfiction text features, conduct engaging mini-lessons, and provide free graphic organizers to support your students’ learning journey. What

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Free Creative Writing Prompts for 1st and 2nd grade Students

Writing daily is the key to building students’ confidence and growing their writing skills. Yet, many students struggle to generate ideas or lack enthusiasm for writing. Utilizing writing prompts can help support reluctant writers and ignite their creativity. With built-in support and teacher feedback, these free writing prompts will help

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Easily Plan and Organize Reading Groups in the Classroom

As a teacher of young readers, you know receiving small group instruction on their level is essential to their academic growth. Planning and managing reading groups can be overwhelming, especially when you have a class with a wide variety of reading needs. In this blog post, we’ll take a look

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10 Morning Meeting Games to Start Your School Day Right

It’s time to start the day, and what better way to do that than with some fun and engaging morning meeting games? With these 10 creative ideas, you can focus students’ attention, review important skills, build class unity, and create an exciting learning environment—all before diving into your daily lesson

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Plan Your Best First Week of School Ever

Hey there, elementary educators! If you’re anything like me, you’re getting pumped up for an amazing school year ahead. And what better way to kick things off than with the best first week ever? Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie teacher, a solid plan will help you start

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