The Best Way to Increase Student’s Vocabulary

The Best Way to Increase Student’s Vocabulary

One of the most important things we teach our students in the classroom is a love of words. This love of words can help cultivate an extensive vocabulary and a great writing style. In my experience, children who love to read books and have books read to them have more...
How to Prep for Testing

How to Prep for Testing

No matter how they feel about state testing, teachers often feel pressured to make sure students are prepared and increase their scores. Although many factors are out of teachers’ control, there are a few easy steps teachers can do throughout the year that will help...
Complete Grammar Units for Elementary Grades

Complete Grammar Units for Elementary Grades

Grammar instruction is an integral part of Common Core and most state standards. Under the language standards, elementary students slowly build their understanding of grammar and mechanics in each grade level. The focus of grammar instruction has moved away from...
Improve Evidence Based Essays by Teaching Reading

Improve Evidence Based Essays by Teaching Reading

Citing evidence to support your thesis is hard – but adding analysis of that evidence is even harder.I came to this conclusion after teaching evidence-based essays to upper elementary students. Many students understand how to write a thesis statement or the topic...
Curriculum Mapping

Curriculum Mapping

Do You Struggle to Teach All Your Standards?No matter what course they teach, most teachers have at least one common problem: covering all their standards.Over my twenty-odd years of teaching, standards changed multiple times – and usually increased in number. So how...
A Free Helpful Guide to the 6th Grade FSA ELA Test

A Free Helpful Guide to the 6th Grade FSA ELA Test

Don't forget read the rest of the "FSA ELA Changes" Series. 10 Changes to the FSA ELA Test You Need to Know About A Free Helpful Guide to the 3rd Grade FSA ELA Test A Free Helpful Guide to the 4th Grade FSA ELA Test A Free Helpful Guide to the 5th Grade FSA ELA Test A...
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