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Guided Reading and The Reading Process: Step 1 Pre-Reading

Guided Reading and The Reading Process: Step 1 Pre-Reading

Sixteen years ago... I was a first year teacher... I had NO IDEA what I was doing when it came to guided reading groups! I DREADED that small group time! I taught a 1/2 split and my kids were on so many different levels. I couldn't figure out how to organize my...

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Teaching Main Idea and Details

Teaching Main Idea and Details

This week in my classroom I'm going to be teaching my students to find the main idea and supporting details of a paragraph. I have to say..... this is one of my FAVORITE units! We spend a few weeks on the skill, but we continuously go back to it throughout the year....

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Teaching Dialogue and Point of View

Teaching Dialogue and Point of View

It's MARCH!!! WOOHOOO! But... it's also been SNOWING all day. I'm ready for SPRING. I'm SO OVER indoor recess! My kids need to go outside to play! Heck... I need to go outside to play! On another note... I just uploaded one of my favorite units. So, I'm celebrating...

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