Category:ELA
A New Way to Use Digital Literacy Centers

A New Way to Use Digital Literacy Centers

Literacy centers are a fantastic way to keep our students practicing phonics, grammar, reading, and writing skills. They’re creative and FUN - and with all the awesome digital options, kids are engaged more than ever during center time!  But, with so many...

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Christmas in the Classroom: Ideas for ELA and Math

Christmas in the Classroom: Ideas for ELA and Math

Children’s’ eyes light up during the holiday season - especially when they get to engage in special holiday activities at school. But, these days, many teachers are feeling the pressure to continue with regular standards-based instruction.   Guess what? You...

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Engaging (and Easy to Prep) Phonics Center Activities

Engaging (and Easy to Prep) Phonics Center Activities

What’s an engaging and effective way to ensure your students are practicing their phonics skills every day in class? Including a phonics center in your regular literacy center rotations! Phonics centers are an awesome way to get kids practicing phonics concepts...

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New and FUN Ways to Practice Sight Words

New and FUN Ways to Practice Sight Words

We all know how important it is to our young students’ reading fluency and comprehension to be able to immediately recognize high-frequency (sight) words. So it’s time well spent to include sight word practice in our students weekly classwork! But, for many kids, the...

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Writing Mini-Lessons That Stick

Writing Mini-Lessons That Stick

Do you ever feel like no matter how many times you model a type of writing or a basic writing convention, your students are continually making the same mistakes once they’re released to write on their own? And no matter how carefully you teach the skill, or how...

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Adding a PDF to Google Slides

Adding a PDF to Google Slides

Google Slides is my go-to for student activities in Google Classroom and Seesaw (and really, any other learning platform)! Of course, I have so many student-friendly activities available in PDF format, but to make them interactive for students, it's a great idea to...

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Advanced Google Forms Tips

Advanced Google Forms Tips

Google Forms are such a great tool for virtual or in person teachers! They can collect data, be used as assessments or for differentiation. Did you know they could do EVEN more? Watch & read below for Advanced Google Forms tips and tricks! Creating a...

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Assigning Only One or a Few Slides in Google Slides

Assigning Only One or a Few Slides in Google Slides

If you have a long Google Slides presentation, you may not want to assign the whole thing to students. For example, if you use the monthly writing prompts from the Lucky Little Toolkit, there are prompts for the whole year. You may just want to choose one, a few for...

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