The 70 Best Apps For Teachers And Students
There are quite a few apps you should know about. We went through and compiled dozens of the best apps for teachers who don't have time to do so themselves!
Daily 5 Station Ideas
Each Monday we collaborate with our building's new and Dual Language staff members for a professional development session based on what they highlight as their needs and/or desires for learning! This week we focused on Daily 5 ideas as all of our staff are currently working hard to get their stations and guided reading up and running! The teachers who attending the session came up with a variety of wonderful ideas and activities that could potentially be used throughout the year in these…
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Reading Conference Communication Form for beginning readers. Communicates reading strategies and comprehension strategies
Here’s a great idea I found on Pinterest…. You can see lots of inspiring examples here and here. I tried this lesson with my middle school students and they really had fun with it! For more detailed instructions with photos, tips, writing prompts, a student gallery, and fascinating fingerprint facts, check out my pdf on …
Commonly misspelled English words (infographic)
We’ve shared recently 12 most misused English words, and here is the chart that deals with the same topic. Created by Your…
6 Tips for Teaching First Grade Writing
#1- Write in front of the kids daily- I know for many of us the thought of writing in front of the kids is terrifying! Most of us weren’t English majors, and I think it brings back memories of red ink when we were kids. I, for one, am the queen of run-on sentences. Also, I LOVE commas and exclamation marks!!! I am sure all my “Grammar” friends are cringing right now as they read this! But here is the truth, they are 6 and 7 years old! We have tons of writing knowledge to share with them…
The Colors of Fall: Emergent Reader Freebie
The Colors of Fall: Emergent Reader FREEBIE This emergent reader provides learners with repetitive text to help them learn color words. You can find this book and more in my Fall: Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten Resources Packet. **************************************************************...
"Digging Deeper" with our Writing
We have a saying in our class, to "Dig Deep" with our writing. "Digging Deep" is where we practice writing more detailed sentences to make us better writers! It helps make what we are writing more exciting! Check out some of our wonderful writers, DIGGING DEEP!
10 Do's and Don'ts for Effective Vocabulary Instruction l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog
10 Do's and Don'ts for Effective Vocabulary Instruction - Dr. Kimberly Tyson @tysonkimberly
What is Phonological Awareness? - Clever Classroom Blog
This post includes the following reading points. Hey-ho! I just love all things literacy and specifically working with words. I want to delve deeper into phonological development, because.. well.. I just love it! I’m a bit of a nerd that way! Are you too? You know that phonological and phonemic awareness skills are important and also […]
First Week Back!
Hi everyone! We are back to school here in California. I am done with my first week of Kindergarten. Only one more week to go until my students are somewhat independent. I don't know about you, but it seems like the first two weeks just get harder every year! Once the first two weeks are over I can get down to some real teaching. I have started using the DeeDee Wills and Deanna Jump Guided Math units. I LOVE them! I mean it. I LOVE them. If you have time, check out what they are on TpT. They…
Anchor Charts are a great way to help your students learn and remember what has been taught throughout the year. Here are a few charts that we have made in our classroom this year.
Affect vs. Effect: Choosing the Right Word
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been typing a paper -- or even sending an email -- and stopped to wonder if you need to use affect or effect. We’ve all been there before. Affect and effect belong to that tricky family of words known as homophones. That means they sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Other commonly confused homophones are two/to/too, accept/except, and there/their/they're. For now, let’s tackle the problem of affect vs. effect so we never have to stop…