The Power of Simple Words

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As the debate about the merits of the Common Core rages across the country, it’s apparent that educational standards and what comprises a “well-rounded education” are very much in flux. Students are learning new concepts that weren’t expected 5 years ago. Teachers must continuously update their lesson plans to add the latest mandates to their… Read more »

The Winners and Books of the Summer Reading Fun List Sweepstakes

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With the summer reading season in full swing, we wanted to discover what your favorite summer reading book was. Thus, the Summer Reading Fun List Sweepstakes was born! We felt it would be a great way for you to share your experiences and hopefully find some reading ideas to share with your new class in… Read more »

Three easy ways to encourage reading this summer

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So your hypothetical kid, Emily, just gets home for the first day of summer vacation.  She throws her book bag into the closet, where it will remain for the next three months.  Tennis shoes fly off her feet, and eager hands tear open a fresh bag of chips from the pantry. Once properly equipped, her… Read more »

5 Fun Ways to Encourage Classroom Reading

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By: The Teachers Lounge April is National Poetry Month. No matter the grade level, encouraging a child to read a wide variety of books & poems is an important part of their education that you can give them. That doesn’t mean it will be easy to convince them to choose Dr. Seuss over Minecraft. Here’s a… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: How I try to make keyboarding fun!

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Keyboarding is an important skill but one the students tend to resist. After a little experimenting, Mrs. Mc’s Shop found an answer that worked! Generally, teaching in the computer lab is a pretty good position. The students are motivated and eager to see the lesson planned for them. Learning to create a PowerPoint presentation, designing… Read more »

Hanukkah freebies

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Hanukkah begins on Sunday at sundown and we have plenty of Hanukkah activities and resources that you can use in the classroom. Here are a few great freebies you can download today! Hanukkah Chart Art by Common Core Corner This is a fun number recognition activity up to 200. Students use directions to color numbered… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Free reading and writing apps for students

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Earlier this month we shared some amazing free math apps. This week Krazyaboutteaching shares some of the best free reading and writing apps out there!   There are so many great educational apps out there. Here’s my list for my favorite free reading and writing apps for iPhone and iPad. ABC 123 Reading Writing Practice… Read more »

Why should English teachers use self-assessment techniques in their classroom?

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Providing students with the tools to complete a self-assessment is really necessary in any type of classroom and/or subject! Adeleteacher provides some insight as to how self-assessment techniques have helped in her classroom and some ideas to get you started. I’ve used self-assessment techniques in my classroom over the years and here are some of… Read more »

How I manage differentiated spelling lists

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Listen up! Mrs. A. Colwell’s Creations shares some valuable advice regarding why you should differentiate your spelling lists and how to get started. It took me until my seventh year of teaching to be ready to tackle differentiated weekly spelling words. Now that I’ve had two years of success with it, I’m never going back!… Read more »