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Word Turkeys - A Thanksgiving Themed Language Arts Unit

Word Turkeys is a 64 page download for primary students (Advanced Kindergarten, 1st grade and remedial 2nd grade).

Based on 1st grade word families and sight words, this turkey themed download would make a fun addition during the month of November, the Thanksgiving holidays or any turkey unit! 130 more words


The Launching

Monday, 21st September

Today was the first day of school for R. and A. and, therefore, our first after-school session.

We had met once last week and had spent a nice afternoon playing games and getting to know each other. 810 more words


Language Arts Bulletin Board Sets

Bulletin Board Sets allow teachers to reinforce student learning with visuals that reflect current topics.  Add student assignments to ensure a bulletin board will be noticed! 337 more words

Language Arts

7 Word Facts and Implications for Instruction

In a presentation for Reading Plus, University of California professor and www.textproject.org founder Dr. Elfrieda H. Hiebert shares her “best stuff” around vocabulary and the Common Core (video… 298 more words

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Working on Word Families

My kiddos are working really hard to take what they have learned this year and build on that. One way we do this is through their “ticket” out of the room. 73 more words


Word Wallet - How to

When you practice with your child, tell the word without showing them how it is written.

Blend the sounds, as we did on this video. Each letter has a sound. 14 more words


Years Seven and Eight

This is a fun age when students enjoy a good discussion. What they read does not matter. You can run the programme with reading material from other subjects, high interest topics, current events or any reading material. 307 more words

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