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Tips for Teaching RL.2.2 and RL.3.2 with image of anchor chart for recounting folktales

How to Teach RL.2.2 & RL.3.2: Recount Stories from Diverse Cultures

Recount Folktales & Other Stories The 2nd grade standard RL.2.2 and 3rd grade standard RL.3.2 both require students to learn how to recount stories from diverse cultures and determine their central message or moral. This standard puts a focus on fables and folktales from diverse cultures. Teaching this standard can be a lot of fun. In this post, I share my strategies for teaching this dynamic standard along with a

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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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Tips for Teaching RL.2.2 and RL.3.2 with image of anchor chart for recounting folktales

How to Teach RL.2.2 & RL.3.2: Recount Stories from Diverse Cultures

Recount Folktales & Other Stories The 2nd grade standard RL.2.2 and 3rd grade standard RL.3.2 both require students to learn how to recount stories from diverse cultures and determine their central message or moral. This standard puts a focus on fables and folktales from diverse cultures. Teaching this standard can be a lot of fun. In this post, I share my strategies for teaching this dynamic standard along with a

read more »
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 »
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