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Last month I was looking for a getting to know you game that I could do with a large group of women for Relief Society. After searching for...
Building Fluency - The Quick and Easy Way!
As we all know, fluency is a key component to reading success! Students need a LOT of opportunities to practice sight word recognition and newly learned
Here is a Marzano word work cootie catcher to use for review activities: spell, say, give example/non-example/synonym/part of speech/nonverbal representation/definition/sentence. Genius.
4 Games to Increase Vocabulary Success - Saddle Up for 2nd Grade
Hey Ya’ll! Do your kids love to learn by playing games? What if I told you that you could increase your students vocabulary by playing games that take 20 minutes or less? Vocabulary is something that is highly stressed in my district. It seems like each year, more and more pressure is put on us […]
BATTLESHIP SPELLING for WORD STUDY and VOCABULARY
THIS PARTNER GAME CAN BE PLAYED WITH SPELLING WORDS OR VOCABULARY WORDS. THIS IS PLAYED JUST LIKE THE REAL BATTLESHIP GAME, BUT USES WORDS FOR SHIPS. STUDENTS PRACTICE ORDERED PAIRS AS WELL BY LOOKING AT COORDINATES ON AN X,Y AXIS. GREAT FOR WORDS THEIR WAY PROGRAM. CAN BE USED IN YOUR BALANCED ...
7-Up Vocabulary Practice - The Brown Bag Teacher
Today I wanted to share about about using 7-Up to introduce new vocabulary. This is a quick and material-free way to engage students with words they are learning! When introducing a new word to students, our school follows Jan Richardson’s method. Then, we throw in a little 7-Up twist. It looks something like this –...
Practicing Prefixes & Suffixes - Teaching With Simplicity
What does a beach ball have to do with prefixes and suffixes? Then, add in some Sharpie markers. Beach ball + Sharpie markers = ???? Hmmm….. Beach ball + Sharpie markers = a small group or whole class game to practice prefixes and suffixes! Super fun, and the students LOVE it! I bought this […]
The Need for Explicit Vocabulary Instruction - Make Take & Teach
This year we are working on expanding our RtI efforts to upper elementary. Reading First so nicely laid out the expectations for quality core instruction for K-3, but we are finding that we are having to dig a little deeper into the research to find what effective literacy instruction looks like at the upper elementary […]
Excite Kids About Learning New Words
Vocabulary books for kids that will excite them about learning new vocabulary. Picture books and chapter books are included in this fun book list.
Set up a "homework options" chart. Maybe put a weekday at the top of each column, allow them to choose from that column. Staple to the top of all completed hw on Friday, with their choice for each night colored in/signed.
Word Work Activities - Lucky Little Learners
These fun, engaging, NO PREP word work activities help students practice their words effectively and are the perfect option for your 1st or 2nd grade class!