reading comprehension

3 Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day in the Classroom

How to Celebrate Veterans Day in the Classroom Veterans Day is a time to honor and remember the men and women who have served in the military to protect our freedom. In the classroom, it presents a unique opportunity to educate children about the sacrifices made by our veterans and

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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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Activities and Books for Teaching Fact and Opinion

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

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Ways To Teach Author’s Purpose: Activities And Books

 Comprehension is often ranked as the last in the progression of skills when learning to read but I think it is crucial to weave comprehension into every step of the reading journey. In this post, I will Author’s Purpose activities including how to introduce the topic and texts, and why

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