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Vocabulary Land Game Board (Grades  4-12)


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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Meaningful Vocabulary Instruction and How to Get the Words to Stick!

Quality vocabulary instruction is a goal for all teachers at the beginning of the school year, but it can quickly become lost in the midst of all the other instruction and assessment requirements that a teacher needs to meet as the year goes on.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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. Today I will share ways I integrate teaching Greek/Latin Roots into my vocabulary instruction. Teachers and instructional coaches will recognize that these methods are designed to take only small amounts of time and energy above what they are already doing in the classroom, and that many of these suggestions can be done in connection with other vocabulary learning and review methods.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

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

I love working with our district’s literacy coaches and reading specialists, and I have a special place in my heart for Ms. Long, the reading specialist at my son’s elementary school, because she was also his Kindergarten teacher. This year Ms. Long is working with our guidance counselor to host a book group, and, although my son is not an avid reader, he was excited to join his classmates and teachers in such a fun endeavor.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

How to Be Successful Mentoring New Teachers

As the "mentor coordinator" for my entire district, I have learned much by observing and working alongside mentors and beginning teachers. My role as mentor coordinator involves matching mentors with new teachers, providing information and feedback regarding the mentoring process, meeting with mentor/new teacher partners throughout the year, meeting individually with new teachers throughout the year, tracking progress, and more! Overseeing these various aspects of our district's mentoring program is demanding, but I feel privileged to be part of this important work.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

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 teacher. To make the experience as positive as possible, I recommend teachers always have a substitute binder, preferably in a bright color, on a prominent shelf in the classroom.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

14 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 teachers also feeling the weight of the new school year on their shoulders, I want to share some of my favorite back-to-school printables. Hopefully these free resources will help you check off a few items from your to-do list.

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