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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 of the school year. If you missed my other posts, you can check them outhere. While I love teaching math and I definitely identify as a writer, teaching reading is also a

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Activities and Books for Teaching Fact and Opinion

Facts and Opinions I love having activities and books for teaching fact and opinions prepared and ready to teach! In this post, I’m sharing with you how I teach facts and opinions using mini-lessons and mentor texts. Out of all of the comprehension skills, I have found that teaching facts

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How to Teach Author’s Purpose in a Fun and Engaging Way

Are you struggling to get your students interested in author’s purpose? Teaching this important concept can sometimes be dull or perplexing. But fear not! There are plenty of exciting and enjoyable methods to teach author’s purpose that will capture your students’ attention. In this blog post, we’ll explore ways to

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7 Easy Vocabulary Activities That Are Fun and Engaging

Explicit vocabulary instruction and opportunities to practice using words are crucial. Vocabulary instruction profoundly impacts students’ language proficiency and cognitive development. It is one of the indicators of strong reading comprehension. But often vocabulary does not get the attention it deserves! With these easy-to-implement- vocabulary activities, your students will get

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