activities for teaching long vowel teams

Activities for Teaching Long Vowel Teams in the Primary Classroom

When it comes to teaching long vowel teams in the primary classroom, incorporating many different engaging activities is a must! If you are looking for some ideas and teaching strategies for teaching long vowel pairs, you have come to the right place!   First, let’s talk about introducing the vowel teams to students. First, it …

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Ideas for Teaching Prefixes in the Primary Grades

Ideas for Teaching Prefixes in 2nd Grade to Strengthen Vocabulary Skills

Students need opportunity to work with words and manipulate the parts of them. In primary grades like 2nd grade, students can start to dive into prefixes to strengthen their vocabulary skills. There are many ways for students to work with prefixes, and you will find a few ideas for teaching prefixes below. Idea #1 Sorting …

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How to Customize Your Interactive Notebooks…A Video Tutorial

  Hi everyone! I recently created this video tutorial that teaches you how to customize your interactive notebooks. In this tutorial, I teach how to create an acronym book that can be used for back to school or as part of an all about me unit, but you can use these techniques to create whatever …

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How to Use Google Classroom on an iPad or Tablet When You are Not 1:1

Hi everyone! Today, I want to offer show you how to use Google Classroom on an iPad or tablet when you are not 1:1. Some of you may have been 1:1 for a while, but Google Classroom is new to you. Now, some of you might ask, what is 1:1? This is simply when each …

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Teaching Strategies

Strategy Share: Teaching Story Elements

Hi everyone! Today, I wanted to share some teaching strategies for teaching story elements. These ideas are meant to pair with fiction read alouds. Although, I will offer some ideas for guided reading too. I also will include a freebie to help implement these ideas. First, let’s go over the basic story elements that you …

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Find some teaching strategies to use during guided reading in this strategy share post.

Strategy Share: Teaching Strategies to use During Guided Reading & Freebies

Hi everyone! What are some practical strategies you can use during guided reading to help streamline your lessons and keep students moving forward? Today, I want to share some practical teaching strategies with you that answer that question.  I also have included a few freebies, so you can apply these strategies right away. Strategy #1 …

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Reading Strategies for Previewing Texts

Strategy Share: Fun Ways for Previewing Texts & a Freebie

Hi everyone! Welcome to Strategy Share! This is a series I just recently started that focuses on teaching strategies for reading and writing. You can learn more about strategies in general here. Today, I want to share some reading strategies for previewing texts. These strategies are geared for guided reading, but you could use it …

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Using Strategies to Teach Reading & Writing

Strategy Share: Using Strategies to Teach Reading and Writing

Hi everyone! I want to start a new series that shares various strategies you can use in your classroom. It is going to be posted sporadically. It is my goal to help build confidence when it comes to teaching reading and writing and to share ideas and inspiration in those areas. 🙂 I want these posts …

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