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Teach-the-Curriculum-with-Fidelity

“Teach the curriculum with fidelity.” They say. Absolutely, NOT OKAY! There is a question, or rather a concern that I get asked all too often. And it resonates with me so much I wanted to touch on this today. Have you heard or felt this before?   “I am stressed and overwhelmed, I am not meeting the needs of my students and I do not know what to do about it because I am told that I have to teach…

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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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Flip Flap Books Made EASY Video!

  Hi Friends…I’m sure you all know by now that I am obsessed with LOVE making Flip Flap Books!  Not only do I love them, but my students CANNOT get enough of them!  It even got to a point last year where my students were telling me which flip flap books to make next! Just love them to pieces! I know that trying something new and different can be somewhat nerve-racking in front of 20-something little ones.  But I PROMISE…Pinky…

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