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Rachael Hull

guided reading

You Can Still Do Guided Reading Virtually!

So in 2020, your students can’t sit elbow-elbow-knee-knee anymore. Time to get creative because now more than ever, our kiddos need social interaction. So it’s vital to still have the theory of partner work or small groups, even if we’re not able to gather at the kidney table or the rug. What Platforms Should I

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virtual learning

How To Train Your Students On Devices During Virtual Learning

Usually, you would break out your classroom devices slowly, modeling for your students how to properly care for them and what your expectations are. Oh how I miss the pre-Covid world. Now, we are virtual learning. Which has a million different synonyms. E-learning, distance learning, whatever you want to call it… teachers are struggling to maintain

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poetry station

Using Digital Resources For A Poetry Station

If you haven’t caught on, I love my literacy stations. My favorite center is my poetry station. I am a sucker for good children’s poems and I love to incorporate poetry into any literacy lesson that I can.  But my usual poetry station has a shared binder with poems in them that each student touches.

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writing center

Using Digital Resources for your Writing Center

Hi friends! I’m going to admit something to you. Something that I don’t know. It’s hard to admit in such a public forum like this that I don’t know something, but here goes.  I’ve never been really good at having a writing center in my classroom. But just because I don’t feel skilled with a writing

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spelling games online for your students

Fun Online Spelling Games Your Students Can Play Today

Can we just take a moment to thank my red and blue ABC magnets for their many years of use at my spelling centers? I’m going to talk about really using letter magnets for word work activities in another blog post. Today, I want to talk about all the fun your students can have with

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reading comprehension

Using Digital Resources For Your Reading Comprehension Stations

Well, friends, here we are. Some of you might be teaching virtually, and some might be in your classroom with strict social distancing guidelines. We have so many problems and hurdles to overcome, but I’m here to help you find a solution for one of them: Your reading comprehension stations.  Can I Still Have A

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literacy stations

How To Have Literacy Stations With Social Distancing

Oh boy. The amount of questions I have running through my head right now. I think we’re all mourning the prospect of our upcoming school year being so vastly different. I’m a first grade teacher, and my favorite part of the day is guided reading and literacy stations. How on earth is this going to happen?

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digital resources

Digital Resources Don’t Have To Be Intimidating!

If you think these things were said by critics of elementary students using digital resources in the classroom, you’d be right. But every one of these quotes was also said by ME. I was hesitant to incorporate a lot of digital resources into my classroom because I was worried I was going to be a

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