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Phonics Workshop: How to Organize it all

Phonics Workshop: How to Organize it all

Managing Phonics Workshop supplies can be a challenge. If you are looking for a better way to organize your whole group supplies… if you are anything like me, saving minutes throughout the day is a struggle!  Transitions from one lesson to another while gathering and […]

Sight Word Activities with a Word Detective Theme

Sight Word Activities with a Word Detective Theme

Which are the best sight word activities to boost fluency? Is it the traditional word wall, a portable word wall, a phonics notebook, a word wallet or a personal word wall? Let’s take a closer look at all our options with a Word Detective theme! […]

Using Your Classroom Rules as Personal Behavior Goals with “I can” Statements

Using Your Classroom Rules as Personal Behavior Goals with “I can” Statements

When you are introducing your classroom rules at the beginning of the school year, you hope they stick! As teachers, we make every effort to repeat, rehearse and restate our classroom expectations, but will our students remember them and follow through? Setting personal behavior goals […]

A Print Rich Classroom Environment

A Print Rich Classroom Environment

In an effort to raise phonemic awareness, teachers are presented with the challenge of providing their students with a print rich environment that will provide their students with a variety of opportunities to see, read and most importantly interact with written words. How do we […]