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Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Figment

Vocabulary development is a vital component of learning across all subject areas. It doesn't matter if a student is learning a new grammar rule or...

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Vocabulary

11 Vocabulary Homework Ideas And How To Motivate Students To Do It!

Homework is such a valuable formative assessment for both teachers and students, and yet students are motivated* by many different factors when it...

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Literacy

Symbolism Lesson Plan Using Multiple Texts, Grades 3+

Symbolism can be a difficult concept for students to grasp! In this article, we'll explore teaching elementary students to identify and interpret...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Askew

Vocabulary development is a vital component of learning across all subject areas. It doesn't matter if a student is learning a new grammar rule or...

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Literacy

10 Ways Teachers/Principals Can Celebrate Student Success

Most education professionals would agree that the job of “teacher” includes many other roles and responsibilities in addition to that of “instructor.”...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

17 Printable Vocabulary-Building Games

I love vocabulary-building games and activities; the students are always excited to learn and the classroom becomes a genuinely positive space. I can...

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Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Belittle

Vocabulary development is a vital component of learning across all subject areas. It doesn't matter if a student is learning a new grammar rule or...

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Literacy

Free Thanksgiving Reading Activities Elementary Students Will Love

The downloads that are available with this post are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving reading activities. Print these free worksheets for your...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Thanksgiving Vocabulary Worksheets Your Students Will Love

Celebrate the Thanksgiving season in the classroom with vocabulary words! Like most holidays, the festivities surrounding Thanksgiving give teachers an...

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Literacy

How to Assess Reading Levels of Elementary Students Throughout the Year

In this article, you'll find free resources that will assist you in assessing the reading levels of elementary students at the beginning of the school...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Procure

Vocabulary development is a vital component of learning across all subject areas. It doesn't matter if a student is learning a new grammar rule or...

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Literacy

Close Reading For Elementary Students [8 Printable Resources]

I've compiled printable resources that will assist educators in teaching close reading strategies to elementary students. In this article, you'll...

Erin Lynch

Grammar

29 Printable Grammar Worksheets That Will Improve Students' Writing

Teachers, literacy coaches, principals, and administrators all want to improve the writing of students. The ability to write effectively and...

Tiffany Rehbein

Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Cope

Vocabulary development is a vital component of learning across all subject areas. It doesn't matter if a student is learning a new grammar rule or...

Vocab Gal

Vocabulary

Pumpkin Patch Fall Vocabulary Activity, Grades 1–12

Pumpkins-to me no vegetable has more connotations associated with it. Pumpkins remind me of Fall and Halloween and Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie and...

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Vocabulary

8 Printable Halloween Language Arts Worksheets!

Download eight free Halloween language arts worksheets that will engage students in learning and make your classroom feel truly spooktacular! The...

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Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Concise

Vocabulary development is a vital component of learning across all subject areas. It doesn't matter if a student is learning a new grammar rule or...

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Grammar

Activities for Parallel Structure Practice, Grades 6–12

Using parallel structure makes it easier for readers to understand writing. Give your students practice on these important concepts with the parallel...

Tiffany Rehbein

Literacy

Baseball Lesson Plans – Interactive Read Alouds, Revision Practice, Word Games, and More!

The use of sports in the classroom is a great way to engage young people. Celebrate the Major League Baseball season with these baseball-themed lesson...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Subservient

Vocabulary development is a vital component of learning across all subject areas. It doesn't matter if a student is learning a new grammar rule or...

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Vocabulary

Using Learning Centers to Enhance Vocabulary Instruction [5 Free Printables]

I often find that students need variety and a short time frame to keep them focused on learning; therefore, I really love setting up vocabulary...

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