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25 Alternatives to Reading Aloud Around in Class

It’s halfway through this school year, and you’re probably looking for an alternative to make Reading/Language Arts more interesting in your classroom.  Right?  I just saw this post from an … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

50 More Playful Sight Word Games

I know I’ve been “on vacation” about putting in posts and it’s not even the Christmas holidays yet!  I also know that most of my readers are really looking forward … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to Develop Students’ Vocabulary?

One of the many challenges of teaching students is how to develop and raise their level of vocabulary.  How can we get them to use these Reading Vocabulary words, for … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

52 Character Building Thoughts for Children

Parents and teachers:  here are 52 wonderful character building thoughts and discussion points you can use with your children and students during a Social Studies lesson or discussion.  They’re also … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why are you a teacher?

We often wonder why we’re a teacher anymore because of the additional workload, meetings, lesson plans, state testing requirements and standards, and reports that have been added to our day. … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

How in the world can we get parents involved?

Thank you my blog friends.  I received an inquiry about how to get parents to attend conferences.  Oh, I do completely understand your frustration!  I have several ideas that I’ve … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

How can we make learning English more fun?

As many of my blog followers know, I am blessed to be part of the Education First organization.  I have just completed a rather short program for children from China. … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

How can you get your students to read faster?

I just saw this YouTube from Dr. Johnson giving specific ideas on how to have a student become responsible for increasing their own fluency rates. He’s included suggestions about including … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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