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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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Reading Comprehension FUN

  Hi Friends… I just wanted to show you some of my newest resources 🙂  I hope you can find them useful in your classroom! Here are some of my newest resources. Click the images to check them out in my TPT/Blog Shop!   Introducing my new READ-ITS Series! These Read-Its are paired passages in an easy-to-use trifold to implement during the months of December – February. They are PERFECT for close reading, independent comprehension practice, morning work, and homework assignments! I…

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Science FUN with Interactive Notebooks!

Hi Friends… I hope this post finds you well and enjoying your summer break. I just returned home from a relaxing vacation in Punta Cana!  It was a tons of fun and I really needed the R & R 🙂 I actually wrote this blog post on the plane there…BUT… the flight didn’t have any WIFI and I was going a little batty {like I lost a limb} without WIFI, so I decided to just write a blog post that…

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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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Reading, Math & More…Oh My!

  Hi Friends!  Hope you are all well!  Confession time… I’m a BAD BLOGGER!  well… I guess you already know that already if you follow me :).  I’m sorry!  Between teaching, motherhood, wifehood, creating new resources, and cooking dinner… Ugh… There just isn’t enough time in the day for blogging 🙁 Sooooo…. I think I have come up with a solution!  I am going to try to create a monthly blog post about upcoming units that I will be teaching…

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Ditch the Worksheets = F.U.N.

  Hi Friends…. I hope this post finds you all well.  A few weeks ago I stayed after school {in my very quiet classroom….ahhh} and I started thinking about how I could add some more PIZZAZZ to my Guided Reading Groups. As part of our reading series {Pearson Reading Street}, we must teach a comprehension skill and strategy each week, which will also be revisited many times throughout the year.   I find myself sometimes using the same activity or…

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Math Tab-Its – Exit Books for the CCSS

  Hi Friends…Hope you are well!  I was wondering how many of you use Exit Tickets or Slips after a lesson or a unit of study in your class?  I have never used this type of quick informal assessment until last year and I LOVED it!!!  It gave me such a good picture as to what each child understood or did’t “get” during my lesson or unit. Using Exit Tickets will: provide teachers with an informal measure of how well…

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