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Reading Strategy Warm-Ups

We just released new comprehension strategies warm-ups! They’re focused on 5 of the nine reading comprehension strategies: Author’s Craft Making Connections Summarizing Asking Questions Making Predictions They’re available to all Awesome members, and you can find them in your member dashboard or by clicking here. The reading strategy warm-ups provide two task card projectables per […]

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The Only 9 Reading Comprehension Strategies Your Students Will Ever Need!

9 Reading Comprehension StrategiesThese are the only 9 reading comprehension strategies you’ll ever need to teach! Seriously. All reading comprehension comes from these reading strategies. Three of the reading comprehension strategies require thinking beyond the text, and six of the strategies involve thinking with the text. In this post you’ll discover:The 9 Reading Comprehension StrategiesWhy Reading Comprehension […]

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Literacy Sequences

The key to spiral review is consistency. But you already know that. You also know how challenging it can be to consistently deliver small snippets of reading skills, word study, and comprehension tasks. With consistent spiral review, it’s like a snowball. Students’ reading and spelling skills cumulate massively over time. Simply stated, it can be hard to […]

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New Inferring Main Idea Warm-Ups!

We just revised spiral review 21-25: Inferring Main Ideas! The Inferring Main Idea Spiral Reviews 21-25 focus on biographies with multiple-choice and open-ended main idea questions. Students will read about Mrs. Baird’s bread business and American hero Hector P. Garcia. There are five days of warm-ups with two task card projectables each day. Multiple Choice The first card each […]

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Making Inferences: New Warm-Ups!

In our recent August survey, 200+ teachers overwhelming requested more making inferences task card projectables, so we just uploaded a new week of warm-ups for our Awesome Members! These are not basic inferences! You can find four weeks of basic inferences starting here, which are perfect for grades 2 and 3. These new warm-ups are […]

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Daily Spiral Review for Reading Comprehension

Daily Spiral Review, Reading ComprehensionBest Strategy for Reading ComprehensionThis is not just any strategy. This is the single best strategy you can use to increase reading comprehension! And that’s a hard claim to make, I know.(I welcome your thoughts in the comments at the bottom of this post!) You use engaging instruction, interactive tasks, anchor charts, mentor […]

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Fluency Pilot Quick Update (May 2018)

If you recently applied for the new fluency pilot, we are excited to say you will be notified in the coming days, and we are going to start the pilot earlier than expected! We had such an overwhelming response that we’ll only be able to accept the first 40 applicants. What’s in the pilot? There will […]

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How to Use Reading Comprehension Warm-Ups

Today, I’d like to share how you can use the new reading comprehension warm-ups to build stronger readers and writers, and that’s what it’s really all about! In this post, you will read two samples scenarios showing how to use, and you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the new reading comprehension warm-ups:How do I […]

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Short Vowel Spelling Assessment [Level 1]

BETA VERSION: We are beta testing student assessments. Feel free to use and provide feedback in the commnets below or via email. Thanks and happy learning! This short vowel spelling assessment allows students to identify correctly spelled words with short vowels.  Students can earn up to 20 points and the quiz follows the unidimensional best practice. The […]

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Word Builder Spelling Activity [Free]

Word Builder is the free spelling activity that helps students visualize word morphology in spelling. I know, that’s technical talk, so here’s how it helps you: Students will see a word broken into word parts. Students hear the word. Students will combine the word parts to form the correct spelling. Students get instant feedback on their […]

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Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping

SaveSavePhoneme-grapheme mapping is a research-based activity that helps early and transitional readers build word recognition skills. Phonemes are the sounds we hear in words. Graphemes are the letters that represent the sounds. This activity can be challenging for 3rd and 4th-grade students – even your strong readers! With a little bit of practice, it will help […]

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Questions About Word Study Spiral Warm-Ups

Do you have questions about word study at spiralwarmups.com?  You’re not the only one. Over the last 3 weeks we’ve collected awesome feedback and questions about the free word study warm-ups here at spiralwarmups.com. This article will give a quick overview of the questions and answers so far. More details questions about word study warm-ups are in the […]

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