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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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Grammar

The "Grammar Fir Tree" Holiday Writing Activity, Grades 3–8

In this article you'll discover a fun holiday activity where students will write about traditions while focusing on key grammar elements. Plus, I've...

Tiffany Rehbein

Literacy

Winter Holidays Around the World– Lesson Plans for Elementary Students

The holiday season is a great time to incorporate cultural awareness into instruction! With the "Winter Holidays Around the World" lesson plans...

Erin Lynch

Literacy

Holiday Close Reading Lessons, Grades 3–8

The holidays can be a challenging time to keep students focused. They are usually thinking about anything other than school. This is why I embrace the...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Inveigh

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

Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt Activity, Grades 1–12 (FREE Worksheets Included)

Send your students off on a scavenger hunt to discover vocabulary words with my free worksheets. The Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt Activity challenges...

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Literacy

Annotating Text Strategies That Will Enhance Close Reading [Printable Resources]

One of the most important skills I teach my students as we begin to work on close reading is how to annotate texts. Teaching annotation strategies will...

Erin Lynch

Grammar

Informative/Explanatory Writing in the Classroom, Grades 3–12

Lets explore the importance of teaching informative/explanatory writing in the classroom. Students need to have the ability to clearly convey concepts...

Tiffany Rehbein

Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Advent

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

Interactive Read Aloud of Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

This Critical Thinking Interactive Read Aloud of Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson provides the thought-provoking questions essential to every...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Writing Allegory Vocabulary Stories in Grades 5–12

While I love reading novels with great vocabulary, it is rare that fiction inspires me to a new and unusual vocabulary lesson plan... This post shares

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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...

Vocab Gal

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...

Vocab Gal

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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