It happens every year. The big standardized test comes and goes and the students think the year is over. Even as I emphasized the test less and less, I still had students that thought they didn’t have to try anymore once the test was over…and we still had two months left! I had to do something because this just wasn’t going to work for me.
Close Reading in Your Upper Elementary Classroom I’m sure you’ve all heard of it…close reading. But what exactly is it and how does it work? When I first started implementing close reading into my classroom, you should’ve heard the groans! And who could blame them? Read a passage 2-3 times? What? Why? Nooooooooo! In this post, I will cover what exactly close reading is and
Text structure is something my students always seemed to struggle with. We would practice and practice and they still wouldn’t understand. I finally came to the conclusion that it wasn’t the text they were confused about as much as it was the vocabulary. I quickly realized we just need a little more hands on practice to be able to make it stick in a way
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