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Vocabulary

Vocabulary Practice With Rap Your Words

Make vocabulary practice fun for students with the Rap Your Words activity. In this article, I share how I get students to write and record rap lyrics...

Vocab Gal

Literacy

Printable Valentine Worksheets- 'Love Is An Open Door' Writing for K–5

With Valentine's Day approaching you may be looking for fun activities to incorporate into your literacy block. In this article, you'll find free...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Dogmatic

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

ESL Valentine's Day Lesson for Vocabulary Learning, Grades 1–12

Valentine's Day is approaching and offers teachers with the opportunity to link ESL students' interest in the calendar holiday with vocabulary...

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Literacy

Teaching Point of View; An Overview for Grades 3–5

Most state standards for English Language Arts require that students analyze the impact the point of view has on a text. Download a Point of View ...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Ludicrous

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

Compose Love Notes to Words with a Valentines Day Vocabulary Activity

Valentine’s Day is approaching and you know how much I LOVE words, so I thought it would be fun to compose valentines to vocabulary words. Download...

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Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Hearth

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

13 Ideas for Differentiated Reading Instruction in the Elementary Classroom

Differentiation has been a buzzword in education for years. As a literacy specialist, it is a critical part of my job. Differentiation is how a teacher...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Help Struggling Readers Build Vocabulary; 10+ Printables to Get You Started

Today I want to discuss how to help struggling readers build vocabulary! In this article, you'll find over 10 free printables reading specialists and...

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Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Authorize

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

Teacher New Year’s Resolutions You'll Actually Keep! [Free Printable Worksheet]

As an educator, I’ve always appreciated that the second semester of school kicks off right after the New Year’s celebrations. It inspires me to reflect...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Team-Building Activities for High School Students

In this article, you'll discover how team-building activities benefit high school students, ways to ensure team-building activities will be successful,...

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Literacy

Free Printable New Year Activities for Students, Grades 1–5

The beginning of a New Year is a great time for reflecting and goal setting. Taking time to “reflect” on their experiences of the previous year gives...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Brandish

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

Literacy

Model Close Reading Annotation Using "I Have a Dream" by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Every year in January, I take time to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with students by: reading about his life, listening to his speeches, and...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Using Social Media in the Classroom to Practice Vocabulary Words

So often, students feel a disconnect between their personal lives and their school lives, and I want to help find opportunities to connect the two. I...

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Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Oust

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

Literacy

Cinderella Stories Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan, Grades 3–5

Did you know there are hundreds of different Cinderella stories around the world? Use my compare and contrast lesson plan to take your students on an...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Free Winter Holiday Worksheets for Vocabulary and Writing

Get students back on task and engaged in learning with these winter holiday worksheets. Below are six free printable winter worksheets students can use...

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Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Ad hoc

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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