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How to Teach Context Clues Effectively

Teaching Context Clues Context clues is one of those skills that it seems like students can never get enough practice with. The skill is vital to overall reading comprehension, so it makes sense to revisit it multiple times. I taught and retaught context clues over-and-over throughout the year. Here are some strategies that can help your students succeed with this important skill and help boost their overall reading comprehension. Introducing

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Embrace Black History Month in the Classroom

Why Should I Embrace Black History Month in My Classroom? Incorporating Black History Month into the classroom can be a controversial topic. Some teachers believe that a specific focus on a minority culture is unnecessary because diversity should be incorporated throughout the year. Others, whether intentionally or unintentionally, choose to avoid incorporating diversity altogether. In this post, I talk about my own journey to understanding the importance of incorporating Black

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How to Use Task Cards Effectively in the Classroom

Why are Task Cards so Awesome? Task cards are a great tool to use for skill review. If you’re not using them, you should be! They are super simple to prep, and once you have them ready to go, you can revisit and reuse them over and over, year over year! Here are some ideas for how to use them in your classroom. *This post contains affiliate links. As an

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Teaching Ideas for Topic, Main Idea, and Details

Teaching Topic, Main Idea, and Details Main idea skills are crucial for strong reading comprehension. Many students struggle with these skills, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some of the most effective strategies that I used to help my students understand these important skills. Follow along to learn how to make teaching topic, main idea, and details less of a struggle. Scope of Main Idea Skills

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Teaching Context Clues Pin showing Context Clues Anchor Chart and Julie Bochese standing next to it.

How to Teach Context Clues Effectively

Teaching Context Clues Context clues is one of those skills that it seems like students can never get enough practice with. The skill is vital to overall reading comprehension, so it makes sense to revisit it multiple times. I taught and retaught context clues over-and-over throughout the year. Here are some strategies that can help your students succeed with this important skill and help boost their overall reading comprehension. Introducing

read more »
Black History Month Pin cover showing female black student in classroom.

Embrace Black History Month in the Classroom

Why Should I Embrace Black History Month in My Classroom? Incorporating Black History Month into the classroom can be a controversial topic. Some teachers believe that a specific focus on a minority culture is unnecessary because diversity should be incorporated throughout the year. Others, whether intentionally or unintentionally, choose to avoid incorporating diversity altogether. In this post, I talk about my own journey to understanding the importance of incorporating Black

read more »
Image showing text features task cards spread on table with text across bottom showing title of post.

How to Use Task Cards Effectively in the Classroom

Why are Task Cards so Awesome? Task cards are a great tool to use for skill review. If you’re not using them, you should be! They are super simple to prep, and once you have them ready to go, you can revisit and reuse them over and over, year over year! Here are some ideas for how to use them in your classroom. *This post contains affiliate links. As an

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Teacher writing details on a main idea poster that has a main idea puzzle displayed

Teaching Ideas for Topic, Main Idea, and Details

Teaching Topic, Main Idea, and Details Main idea skills are crucial for strong reading comprehension. Many students struggle with these skills, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some of the most effective strategies that I used to help my students understand these important skills. Follow along to learn how to make teaching topic, main idea, and details less of a struggle. Scope of Main Idea Skills

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