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Assessing Reading During Back-To-School With Close Reads

Assessing Reading During Back-To-School With Close Reads

Assessing reading during back-to-school with close reads is a great way to both set expectations for students and see how they are doing in reading comprehension. At the beginning of the year, we have to get to know students, set up our classroom procedures, practice our classroom procedures, learn students’

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Top Tips for Organizing Your Upper Elementary Reading Block

Tips for Organizing Your Upper Elementary Reading Block

Procedures and processes are super important to organizing upper elementary students, and in this post, we’re providing 10 tips for organizing your upper elementary reading block. In upper elementary, organization, systems, processes, and procedures are king. Students need as much organization as you can possibly set up for them, but

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Must-Have Resources for NEW Upper Elementary Teachers

Must-Have Resources for NEW Upper Elementary Teachers

Build up your teacher toolbox with these must-have resources for new upper elementary teachers! It’s those weeks, months, or days leading up to that first day when you’ll take over your first classroom that are the hardest. The list of to-dos seems so long, and you haven’t yet learned how

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Activity Ideas for Interviewing in Upper Elementary

Activity Ideas for Interviewing in Upper Elementary

When you interview in upper elementary, it is not uncommon that the administrators will want to see you teach a class. In this post, we’re talking about 4 great activity ideas to work through with a group of unknown students. Each activity idea also includes some variations of the activity

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Classroom Procedures for New Teachers

Classroom Procedures for New Teachers

In this post, we will review classroom procedures for new teachers. We want to prepare them for success as they navigate the teaching environment for the first time. When you are new to teaching, and you are starting to get ready for the new school year, it’s hard to know

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How to use these daily math warm-ups everyday of the school year

How to Use THESE Daily Math Warm-Ups Every Day

Sometimes, you just need a solid, content-filled resource to help establish routines in your upper elementary classroom, and you can use these daily math warm-ups every day of the school year to spiral standards and provide ongoing assessment and practice for your students. Routine is more important in elementary school

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