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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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Vocabulary

Role of Librarian in Schools –7 Ways They Can Help Teachers, Principals, and Administrators

English teachers, academic coaches, and administrators never have enough time, resources, money, or books. However, I have found an unlikely source for...

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Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Meager

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

Reading Lesson: Comparing & Contrasting Firsthand & Secondhand Texts, Grades 4–5

As a literacy specialist, I believe one of the most important things I can do for my students is to teach them a myriad of strategies to interpret...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Residue

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

Disney Songs Close Reading Lesson for Grades 1–8

Asking students to read a text a second or third time can be a daunting task. Many of your struggling readers probably did not want to read the text...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

8 Ways to Integrate Greek/Latin Roots into Vocabulary Routines

I often get asked about how best to teach Greek and Latin Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes. In this article,  I'm going to share eight ways I integrate...

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Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Premeditated

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

Creative Ways to Teach Parts of Speech in Middle School and High School

In this article, you'll find tips for reviewing or teaching parts of speech in middle school and high school. Plus, download five creative printables...

Tiffany Rehbein

Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Equitable

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

6 Things to Include in a Substitute Teacher Binder

One of the hardest things a teacher has to do is plan for a substitute. Likewise, one of the hardest jobs a person can have is to be a substitute...

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Vocabulary

8 Strategies for Teaching ELL Students Vocabulary Words

I have been friends with each of the three English Language Learner (ELL) teachers that have served my district since I began teaching, but I...

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Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Cozen

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 Assessment and Inventory Worksheets for Educators

One of the most important aspects of vocabulary instruction is vocabulary assessment. Without knowing how many words your students already know, and to...

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Literacy

How To Teach Reading Comprehension Strategies In Your School [Free Worksheets]

Education is a field that seems to be constantly changing and progressing through advances in technology, professional publications, and research...

Erin Lynch

Literacy

Teaching Students How To Choose A Just-Right Book

To foster reading independence, students need to be exposed to various reading strategies and tools to boost their confidence. This includes teaching...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

Power Word of the Week: Sullen

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

Back-To-School Writing Prompts [Includes Printable Worksheets]

Use simple back-to-school writing prompts to assess writing skills and learn important information about each student in your room!

Tiffany Rehbein

Vocabulary

15 Free Back-to-School Printables for Teachers

Although I have been working all summer long, the inevitable school year start date suddenly looms up before me, scary and overwhelming. To honor...

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