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Fun Text Structure Review Games

Fun text structure review games to help your students build their confidence around identifying and analyzing text structure. Let’s be honest. Identifying text structure isn’t always the most interesting topic to teach, but as our students’ understanding grows and evolves, so do our activities. Plus, as we move past the

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Ideas for Using Giant UNO Cards in the Classroom

Use these GIANT UNO cards in the classroom for all the things this year with these 8 fun, hands-on ideas. We are obsessing over these Giant Uno cards! There is just something about oversized toys and games that makes our hearts melt and minds race with ideas. In fact, I

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Test Prep Strategies for Reading

Get your students ready for the testing season with these test prep strategies for reading in upper elementary. To play the game well, you have to know the rules. True test prep is all about knowing the rules so you can help your students increase the odds of success. Playing

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How to use the ELA Game Show Bundle for Test Prep

Keep your upper elementary class interested and intrigued all spring long by using this ELA Game Show Bundle for test prep. Sometimes we think that test prep season has to be full of serious, test-focused lessons that ensure our students will be prepared for anything the testing masters decide to

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Activities to Make Figurative Language Fun

Figurative Language fun is sure to be had with these 10 figurative language activities and resources. Figurative language gives us “Moves like Jagger,” Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and “Can you Feel the Love Tonight.” However, creating all those examples and remembering all the different types of figurative language can be

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Test Prep Fun with Close Reads

Let’s make test prep fun with Close Reads! Close Reads allow teachers to feel confident that students are prepping for their standardized tests while engaging students in topics that interest them! When many of us think back to the time when we decided to become teachers, we often reminisce about

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