Close reading! This difficult skill is so important to start teaching early. I shared a blog post a few years back laying out exactly how I do close reading in my 1st grade classroom and I included a FREE Martin Luther King Jr. passage with questions. Click the link in...
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One of my favorite small group games is SHOWDOWN! In this example students are working on short a. ๐ŸŽ Each student gets a set of word family cards (an, ag, ab). There is also a deck of short a (CVC) words for the group. Students take turns being the leader....
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Snowy mornings in rain boots & jammies! Mama needed an early morning coffee... so out we went!
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Theo picked out & checked out his first book at our library today... I SWEAR he was actually excited. ๐Ÿคฃ I didnโ€™t even make him take this picture and yet he looks like a prisoner.
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Heartbroken. ๐Ÿ’” Never in my visions of teaching did I imagine shoving students into closets. Tears streaming while gunshots are fired. Children DYING in school. Itโ€™s terrifying and devastating. ๐Ÿ’” Every time I enter a new classroom I look for the safest evacuation route or how I would barricade a...
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Roll, Spell, & Cover! A fun activity to have students practice conventional spelling patterns & start writing untaught words phonetically. This is just one of TONS of activities, printables and games I have for all the 1st grade Common Core Language standards! ๐ŸŽฒโœ๏ธ You can see more by clicking be...
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