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Word Meaning Warm-Ups

Word Meaning Warm-Ups We’re finally here! After two years of developing free word fluency and word building warm-ups and working with over 100 classrooms, we’re ready to announce the free word meaning warm-ups! These warm-ups are going to impact vocabulary development in grades 2-6 in just 2-6 minutes of class each day. They are aimed at […]

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Teaching Context Clues

Teaching Context Clues Teaching context clues can be fun. It can be frustrating. It can be rewarding, and it can seriously help students develop reading skills and background knowledge. Ultimately, teaching context clues is about vocabulary development. In this post, I’ll share:Results from teacher survey on Word Meaning and VocabularyOne thing NOT to do when teaching […]

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Guided Reading, Plus Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping

Guided reading is a powerful and well-researched approach to boosting reading comprehension, reading skills, and reading levels. Phoneme-Grapheme mapping is a lesser-known activity but is equally powerful to help students in their reading skills. What happens when reading teachers combine these two? When combined, these two instructional methods can create amazing reading gains! This is […]

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Literacy Block Schedules

  to Fit It All In!There are so many demands on your time as a reading/writing teacher. Especially if you’re in a tested grade level or if any significant portion of your students come to you a little below grade level. So let’s look at literacy block scheduling that fits the priorities and gets results. WARNING: If […]

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An Awesome Thank You!

We’re coming into the final 3 hours of our Early Adopter sign-up to the new reading comprehension warm-ups, and I’m totally thrilled to say thank you for joining the Awesome Membership! It’s because of you that students will strengthen their reading and writing skills!   It’s because of 140 teachers who collaborated over the previous […]

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