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A collaborative blog that shares teaching ideas and resources geared to third grade teachers and students.

Hello again teacher friends! I am Amber from TGIF, a 3rd Grade teacher, and I so sympathize with you all because UGH - standardized testing is the pits. Whether we like it or not, we still have to complete it, so why not make it as positive experience as possible, right? I am going to share a few tricks that helped me set a positive tone in my classroom. One strategy I recently applied to review some previous skills, was to make it a "Crack the Code" type activity. Groups earned a letter for…

Every week we put our new vocabulary words on cards.  These cards are used all week for a variety of games and activities.  At the end of the week, the students take the cards home to practice and keep.  Download a free copy of the editable vocabulary cards here.

Are you required to teach a list of vocabulary words each week? Check out this list of vocabulary activities for little to help teach students to read!

Our guest blogger shares five fun word games that you can use to practice vocabulary and build word mastery in your students. These games have them practicing the words in a variety of fun ways that incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening!

These five fun word games will have your students practicing vocabulary terms without even realizing it! Check out this list for instructions for play.

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The Need for Explicit Vocabulary Instruction- choosing words to teach

This year we are working on expanding our RtI efforts to upper elementary. Reading First so nicely laid out the expectations for quality core instruction for K-3, but we are finding that we are having to dig a little deeper into the research to find what effective literacy instruction looks like at the upper elementary […]