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reader's theater scripts

7 Tips To Make Reader’s Theater Scripts Fun In First Grade

How much fun is reader’s theater? I loved giving my students a set of reader’s theater scripts. Their face would light up, and they’d be SO excited! I’m going to share 7 tips to make using reader’s theater scripts fun for your students and easy to maintain for you! Following these tips helped my students

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Three Interactive Types Of Activities For Reading Groups

Hey teacher friends! Today I’m back with reading group strategies. I know this is something you’ve probably heard about countless times but just stick with me. Today we’re talking about all the FUN (see, I told you to stick around) activities you can implement during small reading groups.        Setting Up Reading Centers

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5 Fun Ways To Teach The Reading Skill Compare And Contrast

There are many activities you can do to introduce and reinforce the reading comprehension skill of compare and contrast. This reading strategy is fun to teach because you can add a lot of interactive elements into your mini-lessons. Here are five compare and contrast examples that you can use in your classroom. I like to

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reading responses

How To Strengthen Student Reading Responses With A Sticky Note Template

Sticky notes. They’re not just for grocery lists anymore. Did you know you can print on sticky notes? My favorite thing to do is print reading responses onto sticky notes for my students to fill out at literacy stations.  Reading responses at literacy stations are important. Your students know they are held accountable for reacting

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Skills Of Reading Comprehension And Printable Bookmarks

I have never met a student who didn’t love bookmarks. You bust out a set of printable bookmarks and you’re going to see some excitement in your classroom! I have never met a student who didn’t love bookmarks. You bust out a set of printable bookmarks and you’re going to see some excitement in your

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sequencing activities

7 Fun Sequencing Activities Your Students Need For Virtual Learning

When it comes to sequencing activities, the more interactive the better! You’re going to want your kiddos to understand the importance of putting things in order, so practice makes perfect. Make A Snack My very first year of teaching (cough) many moons ago, My students made a “face-wich” on a piece of bread, with peanut

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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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close reading

What Is Close Reading?

Teaching close reading isn’t a difficult concept. It’s teaching your student to read closely and get as much meaning as possible from the text. Students will spend several days on one text, looking at the words the author uses and discussing the text’s meaning. This method of digging deeper into the text will prepare your

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