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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

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...

Vocab Gal

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...

Vocab Gal

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

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...

Vocab Gal

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...

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

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...

Vocab Gal

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...

Vocab Gal

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...

Vocab Gal

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...

Vocab Gal

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

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...

Vocab Gal

Literacy

6 Fun Classroom Icebreakers for Elementary Students [Free Printables]

During the first few weeks of school, dissipate feelings of nervousness and begin to foster new relationships with fun classroom icebreakers! In this...

Erin Lynch

Literacy

Interactive Read Aloud Strategies—23 Lessons to Get You Started!

Research demonstrates the value of reading aloud to students of all ages; it also shows that students benefit from being read to several times...

Erin Lynch

Vocabulary

5th Grade Vocabulary Worksheets, Games, and Resources

Are you an educator in need of 5th grade vocabulary worksheets and printables that will make the word building process more exciting for students?...

Vocab Gal

Vocabulary

4th Grade Vocabulary Worksheets, Games, and Resources

In this article you'll find 4th grade vocabulary worksheets and printables that will make the word building process more exciting for students! Whether...

Vocab Gal

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