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How to develop strong readers with reading fluency

How to Develop Strong Readers with Reading Fluency

How Fluency Assessments Develop Strong Readers Regular reading assessments can seem like a waste of time – especially when they require individual student focus. But when done correctly, assessments that focus on both comprehension and fluency can help you target your instruction more effectively so you can maximize your students’ reading potential. Reading assessments can also provide you with progress monitoring data that will allow you to track student growth

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Student thinking while working on her independent morning work in a quiet classroom setting.

Make Mornings Easy with Independent Morning Work

Make Mornings Easier! Morning time can be chaotic! In my classroom, kids were trickling in at different times. They were excited and always chatting. I was being pulled in a million different directions from students, other teachers popping in, phone calls from the office. It was difficult to get my students to settle. Not to mention finish the responsibilities I had to get to before we started our day. Here

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How to Build Relationships with Morning Meetings

Building a Caring Classroom Community Building a caring classroom community with my students was one of my most important classroom management techniques. If your students know you care about them and learn to care for each other, it cuts down on a lot of behavioral problems (or it at least makes them easier to solve). One of the best ways to build and maintain a caring classroom community and culture

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Various books that open discussions of kindness and diversity when used in the classroom.

6 Back to School Books that Encourage Community

Building Classroom Community through Inclusion It’s back to school time! During the first few weeks, I always spent a lot of time working on building an inclusive classroom community.  Building trust among students (and myself) and creating an environment where everyone was accepted and supported was crucial to our year-long success. One of my favorite ways to begin building our community was through read-alouds and class discussions. 6 Back to

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How to develop strong readers with reading fluency

How to Develop Strong Readers with Reading Fluency

How Fluency Assessments Develop Strong Readers Regular reading assessments can seem like a waste of time – especially when they require individual student focus. But when done correctly, assessments that focus on both comprehension and fluency can help you target your instruction more effectively so you can maximize your students’ reading potential. Reading assessments can also provide you with progress monitoring data that will allow you to track student growth

read more »
Student thinking while working on her independent morning work in a quiet classroom setting.

Make Mornings Easy with Independent Morning Work

Make Mornings Easier! Morning time can be chaotic! In my classroom, kids were trickling in at different times. They were excited and always chatting. I was being pulled in a million different directions from students, other teachers popping in, phone calls from the office. It was difficult to get my students to settle. Not to mention finish the responsibilities I had to get to before we started our day. Here

read more »

How to Build Relationships with Morning Meetings

Building a Caring Classroom Community Building a caring classroom community with my students was one of my most important classroom management techniques. If your students know you care about them and learn to care for each other, it cuts down on a lot of behavioral problems (or it at least makes them easier to solve). One of the best ways to build and maintain a caring classroom community and culture

read more »
Various books that open discussions of kindness and diversity when used in the classroom.

6 Back to School Books that Encourage Community

Building Classroom Community through Inclusion It’s back to school time! During the first few weeks, I always spent a lot of time working on building an inclusive classroom community.  Building trust among students (and myself) and creating an environment where everyone was accepted and supported was crucial to our year-long success. One of my favorite ways to begin building our community was through read-alouds and class discussions. 6 Back to

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