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The Daily Five Framework in Action: How I Set Up My Work on Writing Station

I receive so many questions about how to implement the Daily 5 Framework in the classroom. (The Daily 5 Framework is a wonderful way to structure a literacy block in the classroom created by the Sisters, Joan Moser and Gail Boushay.) I’m a big fan of this approach. As I have developed it over the past seven years I have seen so much more true, differentiated learning happening in my classroom. I want you to see it in action! In…

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How I Organize My Weekly Guided Reading

What I do during guided reading

  I wanted to walk through with you how I do my second grade guided reading groups every week. In this post and video, I will show you how I write my schedule in my planer and then the different activities I do. I keep to the same schedule each week. Mondays I do a making words activity. We work on spelling, decoding and encoding, following directions, listening skills and we always follow a specific phonics rule for the week.…

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Sight Word Sleuths and a FREEBIE!

  Hi Friends… I hope this post finds you well and rested!  Have you finished school yet?  Not me!  I have two more weeks and then the summer will begin 🙂 I wanted to share with you something that I have been working on this year for my classroom and I am super duper happy with the way it turned out 🙂  This year I had a cohort of students in my classroom that were basically non-readers.  Honestly, I have…

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