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This is a fantastic website that allows free access to spelling and vocabulary lists created by other teachers, and also allows you to create your own customized lists and (online and printable activities) for free!

Free leveled reading passages, and lesson units aligned with different comprehension skills for grade levels K-8. This site is a gem!

Thrasher's Fifth Grade Rockstars: July 2012 --- Group work --- this is how it should look.

The 7 Styles Of Learning: Which Works For You?

Fluency basket. Place fluency passages in a tub or basket for early finishers to grab and practice at their seats. You can download this free label from her post.

Mentor Text: for having students write an informational piece, using a sequential text structure

The "H" Brothers - Ch, Sh, Wh, Th

Erica's Ed-Ventures: Getting Started on TpT

Close Reading

Great comprehension strategies for students who read fluently but don't have good comprehension

I certainly know some of these, but gratefully have founds ways to cope with these little setbacks. for starters- our Left hand makes the shape of an "L'' naturally- that alone has been a life saver!!! Teachers, parents and employers- please read this with compassion and gain some awareness of the clues... Quite a few symptoms i can relate to.

Signs of Dyslexia? If your child reverses some letters, when should you worry? #dyslexia #ece

An awesome book list for second grade reading put together by our children's book experts. #reading

1st - 2nd Grade - Finding Proof - Citing Evidence - Inferring Word Meaning (intervention for 3rd)

Must read. Seriously. Classroom management ideas galore.

How To Engage Boys in The Classroom- Teaching boys can be quite difficult because of their rambunctious nature (at least my boys are). They go running wild whether it is at recess break or during class transitions...

This post is full of great ideas about Close Reading based on the book "Falling in Love with Close Reading".

Evidence Based Terms Anchor Chart- Just a pic, no blog post. But I like the sentence starters!

Great nonfiction articles and free printables aligend to the CCSS