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Practicing Context Clues in Upper Elementary

Practicing context clues in upper elementary is easy with these 5 easy activities! Few things hinder a young reader more than trying to read a new book and encountering confusing, unknown words. But somehow, many people are able to continue on anyway. Why is that? How was it that J.K.

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Easy Ways to Improve Test Scores: Vocabulary 

One of the easy ways to improve test scores is to work on student vocabulary. This post provides a few resource suggestions as well as some ideas for improving vocabulary instruction in your upper elementary classroom. Unfortunately testing is not going away any time soon, so teachers everywhere are trying

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Ways to Celebrate Holidays while Practicing Standards

Celebrate holidays while practicing standards using these new ideas and resources. Holidays provide a lot of fun in the traditional classroom. Whether you are celebrating National Taco Day on October 4th or celebrating a more traditional holiday like Valentine’s Day or Thanksgiving, taking the time to celebrate, do holiday-themed activities,

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How to Modify Digital Review Games for Different Scenarios

Although some resources are made with specific ideas in mind for how they will be played or used in the classroom, sometimes teachers need to adapt. Today, we’re talking about how to modify Digital Review Games for different scenarios. One of the hardest parts about teaching in the upper elementary

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5 Ways to use our Crayon-Themed Close Reading Freebie!

Let’s get creative with 5 ways to use our Crayon-Themed Close Reading Freebie! So, maybe you’ve already downloaded our Close Reading Freebie, or maybe you’ve been waiting until the right moment. Either way, we are going to talk to day about several different ways to use this awesome Crayon-themed Close

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Back to School: Building a Classroom Community

Building a classroom community may just be the most important thing that you do this school year.  Back to school time is full of so many different lessons and activities…not to mention assessments, celebrations, and general get-to-know-yous. It is a time of the year that can be a bit stressful

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