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This is a great post that explains how one kindergarten teacher with an average class got every single child in the room to read all 125 words on the high frequency word list. #SightWords

"How I Taught My Kindergartners 125 Sight Words"

How to Become a Better 21st Century Teacher Infographic | e-Learning Infographics via Larry Ferlazzo

Schooling Around the World Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

Whole child

Dr. Seuss Read Across America Cat in the Hat Kids Craft

Reading Strategies sentence stems reading comprehension think aloud questions sentence stems

next year mother's day project-give them a chalkboard to write their reason on and hold it up.

Have one person sit on a chair in front of a white board while the others wrote a positive phrase about them. Take a picture to give to each person. Who wouldn't LOVE this???

FREE Reado, Write, and Matho choice boards - super!!

Rounding Without Tricks - ideas to help hook kids without sacrificing the meaning of rounding

This is a one page study sheet that students might place in their homework/classroom folders with realistic, dual-sided pictures of each coin.

Fraction to decimal to percent

Math Coachs Corner: Problem Solving...Let Them Struggle! Japanese teachers typically allow students to struggle the most with problems. Teachers in Germany stepped in to help a little quicker than the teachers in Japan. In the United States, however, teachers typically offered assistance at the first sign of struggle or frustration.

Informational writing pages

This writing tool acts as a word wall, an editing check list, and a great visual reminder of the 6 traits of writing. Best of all, because it has so much valuable information, it allows the kids to feel successful. They are able to correctly spell more words, use an impressive vocabulary, and edit their work, just like real authors. Includes 8 resources in 1! $4

Reading Is Thinking-great anchor charts!

FREEBIE Close Read of text graphic organizer

We read too! Can you guess who? I love this idea! I so want to do this!

  • Annie

    Melissa, this is so cute! Do it the library!! I'll help!

  • Melissa P.
    Melissa P.

    I think this would be awesome in the library! Let's do it!!

  • Annie

    Yes! We are on it!

Checkout this great post on Bulletin Board Ideas! Reading strategies instead

Bulletin board for Mystery Reading Unit

Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: Reading Detectives bulletin board following her mystery unit on Tpt $

Common Core Classrooms: Reading Detectives - Non Fiction Graphic Organizer

Reading Tree...Starts out bare at the beginning of the year, add a leaf for every book you read together as a class! Keep this idea for next year! or you could challenge the students to read books at home and have parents send in a signed note saying that their child read that book. See how many leaves you can get on that tree. Use incentives for certain # of books. ex. 20-special snack

quiet critters-when you decide it is important for students to be quiet pass out quiet critters- take them away from students who talk. At the end of the activity anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, whatever you use. Brilliant!

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