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Vocabulary Genius

I feel super smart right now! My instructional coach advocated the use of TIP charts to help students learn new vocabulary. I’ve used this a few times, but I just realized an element I’d been missing: pronunciation. 62 more words

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A New Success Starter

My Building Leadership team is engaging in a book study of Learning in the Fast Lane by Suzy Pepper Rollins. I cheated ahead to a chapter that seemed interesting to me….”Success Starters.” The author affirms that teachers should offer engaging hooks at the start of class, rather than review. 211 more words

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George Washington's State of the Union Address

If you’ve stopped by my blog before, you might know that I totally love George Washington. I often tease that he is my historical boyfriend (which kids find pretty hilarious). 407 more words

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Fluency Routines

There is a big push in my building to ensure that all students are fluent. This makes perfect sense considering that a lack of reading fluency will lead to a lack of reading comprehension. 190 more words

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Classroom Acrostic Poem

Right before falling asleep the other night, I had a beautiful light bulb moment. I was thinking about my lesson for the next day (do people in other careers do this?!), and I needed some kind of opening activity to get kids thinking about social studies. 78 more words

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A New Twist on an Old Favorite

I’ve been making a concerted effort to include more “success starters” in class after a literacy friend told me about the trend. I’m good with bell ringers and short reviews at the start of class, but her reminder brought home the fact that I need to do these sorts of things every day. 222 more words

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Common Core Graphic Organizers

My instructional coach provided our social studies department with a series of graphic organizers that meet the Literacy in History Common Core standards. I confess I haven’t done much with them  yet this year, but  my teaching cohort had a lot of success implementing one so I figured I’d better be next! 358 more words

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