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Teaching Cause and Effect

Cause and Effect Read Alouds

Teaching text structure can be a difficult task. Like every reading skill , I introduce the topic with a read aloud. Here’s a list of read alouds for teaching cause and effect. Here are five books for teaching text structure cause and effect Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Alexander and …

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ABC Order Activities

alphabetical order worksheets

It’s important to think about how many different ways we can help students practice words. One way I’ve found extremely effective is using abc order activities. Teaching students how to arrange words in alphabetical order has always helped my students. Today, I was having a conversation with my sister. My sister is an intervention teacher …

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Reading Block Schedule

reading block schedule

Welcome to  my blog post about how I set up my reading block schedule. I want to share all of the things about my reading block and reading centers. Your ELA block is one of the most important parts of your day. Focus on providing a literacy rich environment so that your students will be …

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How to Teach Multiplication

Hey friends. One question I get a lot from teachers and parents are “how do you teach multiplication?”. I find there are several helpful ways to teach multiplication. Multiplication can be very tricky so I hope you find these tips for how to teach multiplication helpful. Use Skip Counting To Teach Multiplication Skip counting is …

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Back To School Ideas for 2022

back to school ideas for teachers

Every single year this back to school ideas time just creeps up on us. In addition to the fact it comes so fast, I wanted to share some back to school ideas with you that have helped me transition smoothly. Back To School Ideas Tip 1 One of the first things I do when preparing …

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Student Engagement During Spring

Spring Activities for Kids

Spring can be a difficult time in the life of a student. They are counting down the days until Spring Break or just coming off Spring Break only to count down until summer.  As a teacher, it’s important to help student engagement during spring.  As a teacher, it’s difficult to keep the kids engaged during …

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March Classroom Ideas

I cannot believe it’s already March! March is one of those months that we love to hate. Spring Fever will be here soon if it’s not already. The kids are getting restless BUT there is relief in knowing Spring Break will be here before we know it! A few years ago, I shared some free …

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Teaching Science Through Reading

Science is one of the content areas that we skip over the most in the primary grades. We have so much responsibility to teach students how to read that it almost is overwhelming. In this post, I want to discuss how teaching science through reading is beneficial. I’ve always had the mindset that I taught …

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