As a 6th grade teacher, I am always looking for ways to enhance my students’ work with spelling and vocabulary. Whether you focus on a weekly spelling list or vocabulary word work, students get bored doing the same tasks each week. For Reading Street, students are expected to complete a word sort, words in a sentence exercise, and a word scramble. Beneficial, but uninspired for
Now is the time of year when things start to get a little more tense around the school building. The year is half-way completed, the second set of conferences are quickly approaching, and TESTING seems to be looming. I have found that cramming for state tests is not beneficial for my students. It stresses them, retention is limited, and there are so many positive ways
I hope you are ready to head back to the classroom well-rested and eager to begin again. Over the break, I updated the very first TpT resource I ever created. It is a Word of the Day CCSS Word Work resource I created to enhance vocabulary with my students. I realized it needed some HUGE changes and updates based on how I used it. It
A blog I follow is technologyrocksseriously.com. If you haven’t checked out this blog-you need to head there immediately… Last week, Shannon published these really adorable FREE printables that fit perfectly into my classroom. I LOVE quotes, especially cute, colorful, FREE ones that can be placed throughout my learning space as reminders to myself and my students. While I am still in search of those “perfect
Research shows that “expanded vocabulary and correct spelling allow for more ﬂuent reading and writing thus speeding up the ability to comprehend what is read and get thinking down on the paper.” Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, Authors of The Daily 5 and The CAFE While I implement “Word Work” into my balanced literacy instruction, I am ALWAYS looking for additional ways to enhance my
“Who can share the ‘then’ from the fable passage Laughing Last?” Christian leading the class as a facilitator for our Daily Reading. The students read the passage, answer questions using strategies, and compose a summary. Hannah and Parker working on their fluency as they read a 6-minute solution passage.