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Category Archives: reading in primary grades

Teachers Pay Teachers website

Have you ever heard of or visited the website, teacherspayteachers.com?  It’s a great site where teachers share their ideas and projects and offer them for sale at quite reasonable prices. … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

“I’m good.” “It was good.”

I just got so tired of hearing these answers when I tried to find out things about my students. “How was your weekend?”  “Good.” “How was the food?  “Good.” “How … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Back to School Made Easy

How about having a group read featuring books about friendship, perseverance, and responsibility?   You can use these ideas in both a classroom and your home school environment. ComprehensionConnection.net, written … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Are we beginning Kindergarten way too early?

Absolutely in many ways.  If you’ve ever spent time in the early elementary grades as a teacher, I know you’ll also agree. I just saw the results of research performed … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Writing Friendly Letters for Lower Elementary Students

We know how many students are using email and Word to write and correct their letters.  So, why even teach how to write letters in the “old fashioned way?” “Nothing … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

9 Ways to Help Students Learn Through Their Mistakes

Remember that Edison failed about 10,000 times before he invented the electric light bulb?  Okay, it was only 9,999 times!  Anyhow, how can we teach students (and other humans) how … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 4 Comments

Using the “Text Reduction” Strategy to Highlight Main Idea

Have you ever considered how many “useless” words are in Informational Texts that we ask our students to read? While these words enhance the overall reading enjoyment, they’re not necessarily … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

What is the Difference between a Conclusion and an Inference?

Have you ever had a hard time explaining the difference between the Reading strategy of Inference and the strategy of Conclusion?  Good luck! I’ve just seen a wonderful explanation of … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Huge Collection of Free Santa and Elf Themes Printables

Do you have young children in your home who love to color or do crafts?  Are you going “crazy” running around trying to find something for your younger students to … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

How do you get your students to think and discuss during book reading?

It seemed that I always had one student who just wanted to always be involved in my Center or Classroom discussions, but what about the other 17?  They instinctively knew … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment