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Earth Day Classroom Transformation!

Earth Day Classroom Transformation!

What a school year! It is hard to believe Earth Day (April 22nd) is already approaching! Earth day can be a fun day in the classroom. One way to make it even more fun - an Earth Day Classroom Transformation! Bring this important holiday to life by turning your...

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Teaching Sequencing

Teaching Sequencing

Sequencing may seem obvious to adults but for young students, it can be challenging to master. Teaching sequencing is vital because sequencing taps into higher-order thinking skills and helps our students more fully comprehend what they are reading. As our little...

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Toothy Tips and Outside-the-Box Ideas

Toothy Tips and Outside-the-Box Ideas

We love to use our Toothy Kits and we have so many options for how we can use them in the classroom. However, sometimes we love to learn those new and special ways that we can utilize this fun activity. We have 8 fun tips and outside-the-box ideas for using Toothy...

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Teaching Summarizing With Fiction

Teaching Summarizing With Fiction

When it comes to teaching summarizing, we often find our students looking at us with blank stares. Summarization is a literacy skill we use for every stage of our educational journey, but how can we teach summarizing in a way that our students truly understand it?...

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5 Spots Toothy Fits Perfectly into your Schedule

5 Spots Toothy Fits Perfectly into your Schedule

Are your students hooked on Toothy yet? If not, have you tried this engaging printable & digital resource in your classroom? Answer no to both questions? It is time to introduce Toothy into your schedule! Not sure how to fit it in? Check out these 5 perfect ways...

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2nd Grade ELA Activities Round-Up

2nd Grade ELA Activities Round-Up

Looking for some fun 2nd grade ELA activities that work on important skills and keep your students engaged? Look no further! Here’s a roundup of some of our great bundles and activity packs to incorporate into your reading and writing block. These resources are sure...

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Set Your Sights on These Sight Words Activities

Set Your Sights on These Sight Words Activities

When it comes to sight words, we all pour over all the latest Pinterest activities to make centers or lessons really come alive and pop! Why? Because we know that sight words are crucial to growing our student's comprehension and fluency rates. So, while we know it's...

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Inferencing Center Ideas

Inferencing Center Ideas

Teaching students to make inferences can be a chore but it doesn’t have to be! There are some seriously fun ways to introduce and practice the important comprehension skill of inferencing. Below is a list of both low prep activities and some that require a bit of...

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Top Teaching Strategies: Making Inferences

Top Teaching Strategies: Making Inferences

Making inferences is an abstract skill. It requires students to take what they already know (in their schema, or what we like to call their 'mental filing cabinet') and add it to what they hear and see in a story to figure out what the author is NOT saying. It takes...

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20 Ideas for Increasing Online Engagement

20 Ideas for Increasing Online Engagement

Some teachers have been teaching online since last March! This means some students have been learning online for over a YEAR of their school career! Although there are perks to online learning (and it is amazing how quickly kids learn new technology!) it has worn out...

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