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5 Creative Ways to Use Valentine’s Day Worksheets Valentine’s Day worksheets are your ticket to engage students in reading during the sweet-filled, friendship-focused (albeit card company-created) holiday. Valentine’s Day is a day of excitement, card giving, and chocolate eating. Everything kids love all smushed together. How can teachers possibly engage students in academic work on this wonderful holiday? Well, it’s… Read More
11 Exhilarating Ways to Use Nonsense Word Activities Nonsense words are key to reading success. We read nonsense words every day without even realizing it! These words often are syllables hidden within larger words. Think of the word “picnic”. This features two nonsense words: pic and nic. In order to successfully read the word, “picnic” students need to be able… Read More
5 Easy Steps for How to Manage Small Groups in the Classroom It can be hard to learn how to manage small groups in the classroom! As a teacher, you can feel pulled in all different directions when leading small group instruction. This may include a center time or strategic intervention where you only meet with 3-4 students at a… Read More
9 Easy Strategies for a Simple Special Education Classroom Setup It can be stressful to think of a special education classroom setup, especially as a new (or new to special education) teacher! After 5 years in a traditional classroom, I moved into a special education role and had to re-imagine how I could set up my space to support my… Read More
Consonant Digraphs Interested in easy, no prep ideas to improve teaching consonant digraphs? Grab these digraph activities featuring an in-depth week for each consonant digraph sound. These lessons will guide your students from introductory to mastery with each digraph sound. Small groups are a great way to teach consonant digraphs but do you find your students are not engaged or… Read More
How to Teach Sight Words Are you wondering how to teach sight words? You’re in the right place! Through small group instruction, you can effectively teach sight words and make it fun for kids! You’ll also find out how to weave trick word practice throughout your day, so your students are constantly practicing and memorizing their sight words. … Read More
nonsense words Are you using nonsense words in your phonics instruction? If not, you’re missing a big piece of the puzzle to support your students’ reading! These silly words should be a daily part of your phonics instruction. They are an important piece of the puzzle to help students read fluently. Short on time? Grab these activities to print and… Read More