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Jessi Todd
A getting to know you game for a large group of people. This was a hit at our - People Photos - Ideas of People Photos - A getting to know you game for a large group of people. This was a hit at our recent Relief Society Meeting. 1st Day Of School, Beginning Of The School Year, Back To School, School Teacher, Teacher Apps, Sunday School Games, Get To Know You Activities, Relief Society Activities, Activity Days

Switch Sides if...

Last month I was looking for a getting to know you game that I could do with a large group of women for Relief Society. After searching for something we could play I came up with my own game. It is called: It is a spin off of the "This or That" game. Here is how it works: We started by having everyone stand on whatever side of the line they wanted. Then I asked everyone to “switch sides if” the statement applied to them. After some of the statements they were asked to tell someone next to…

Avoid the summer slide with Fluency Strips! They are a great way to build confidence and fluency for beginning and/or struggling readers- 480 simple sentences that use sight words and CVC words! Reading Fluency, Reading Intervention, Reading Activities, Literacy Activities, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Teaching Tools, Reading Strategies, Guided Reading

Building Fluency - The Quick and Easy Way!

As we all know, fluency is a key component to reading success! Students need a LOT of opportunities to practice sight word recognition and newly learned

Instruction: Great idea for building vocabulary for new words. This is especially helpful with science vocabulary. This is another way to introduce students to new and important vocabulary before having them read texts with the word in it Kindergarten Science, Kindergarten Literacy, Science Classroom, Teaching Science, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Elementary Science, Early Literacy, Elementary Education


This week we learned about soil and why it is important to us. Here are a few of the things we did with soil. We created a schema chart t...

Here is my Marzano word work cootie catcher. Use this with a list of math vocabulary words Vocabulary Instruction, Teaching Vocabulary, Teaching Language Arts, Vocabulary Activities, Vocabulary Words, Teaching Tips, Teaching Reading, Teaching English, Spelling Activities

Here is a Marzano word work cootie catcher to use for review activities: spell, say, give example/non-example/synonym/part of speech/nonverbal representation/definition/sentence. Genius.

Games to Increase Vocabulary Success Heads Down, Vocabulary Up- a fun way to practice vocabulary and keeping kids engaged in the classroom!Heads Down, Vocabulary Up- a fun way to practice vocabulary and keeping kids engaged in the classroom! Increase Vocabulary, Vocabulary Strategies, Vocabulary Instruction, Vocabulary Games, Reading Strategies, Academic Vocabulary, Vocabulary Building, Spanish Vocabulary, Teaching Vocabulary Activities

4 Games to Increase Vocabulary Success - Saddle Up for 2nd Grade

Heads Down, Vocabulary Up- a fun way to practice vocabulary and keeping kids engaged in the classroom!

Partner game with vocab - played just like real battleship game Teaching Vocabulary, Teaching Language Arts, Vocabulary Activities, Classroom Language, Teaching Writing, Vocabulary Words, Spanish Activities, Teaching Spanish, Teaching Ideas



Vocab words - "We just wasted over a minute of classtime thinking and sharing about the word obstinate, and I have no idea if students actually understand what the word means. Here enters the game of Vocabulary Strategies, Vocabulary Instruction, Academic Vocabulary, Teaching Vocabulary, Vocabulary Practice, Teaching Language Arts, Vocabulary Activities, Teaching Strategies, Vocabulary Words

7-Up Vocabulary Practice - The Brown Bag Teacher

Today I wanted to share about about using 7-Up to introduce new vocabulary. This is a quick and material-free way to engage students with words they are learning! When introducing a new word to students, our school follows Jan Richardson’s method. Then, we throw in a little 7-Up twist. It looks something like this –...

What does a beach ball have to do with prefixes and suffixes? Then add in some Sharpie markers. Beach ball Sharpie markers = a small group - Beach Ball - Ideas of Beach Ball Teaching Vocabulary, Teaching Language Arts, Classroom Language, Student Teaching, English Language Arts, Teaching Reading, Speech And Language, Teaching English, Teaching Resources

A Bright Ideas Round-Up - Mandy Neal

November’s edition of the Bright-Ideas Link-up is quite the special one! This month is a round-up of all the fantastic Bright Ideas from months past. Below you will find a few of my favorite Bright Ideas: Practicing those pesky prefixes & suffixes using a beach ball. You can read about it here. Charting student’s […]

The Need for Explicit Vocabulary Instruction- choosing words to teach For us ISU ladies - Thank you to to our "school-aged" prof! Vocabulary Instruction, Academic Vocabulary, Vocabulary Building, Vocabulary Activities, Language Activities, Vocabulary Words, Spelling Activities, Direct Instruction, Listening Activities

The Need for Explicit Vocabulary Instruction - Make Take & 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 […]

Spelling 2 - Instead of students using their spelling words in a sentence for homework. This Spelling Menu gives students more freedom and options in their spelling homework. Students must choose a different menu item every night of the week for homework. Spelling Menu, Spelling Word Activities, Spelling Practice, Word Work Activities, Spelling And Grammar, Spelling Ideas, Writing Activities, 3rd Grade Spelling Words, Anchor Activities

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Set up a "homework options" chart. Maybe put a weekday at the top of each column, allow them to choose from that column. Staple to the top of all completed hw on Friday, with their choice for each night colored in/signed.

Do you find yourself looking for ways to spice up your word work stations or spelling practice in your classroom? Better yet, are you looking for ways to do this WITHOUT having to prep ANYTHING? These fun, engaging, & exciting activities help children pra 4th Grade Ela, 4th Grade Reading, 2nd Grade Classroom, Third Grade, 2nd Grade Centers, 2nd Grade Art, 1st Grade Homework, Year 4 Classroom, Ks1 Classroom

Word Work Activities

These fun, engaging, NO PREP word work activities help students practice their words effectively and are the perfect option for your 1st or 2nd grade class!

The children will be learning prefixes and suffixes making these word rainbows. Not only will they be a great resource for the children to learn prefixes and suffixes, they brighten up the classroom 😊 Primary Teaching, Teaching Grammar, Teaching Language Arts, Student Teaching, Teaching Reading, Teaching English, Teaching Ideas, 2nd Grade Ela, 3rd Grade Reading

{Almost} March Five for Friday!

It is a beautiful and sunny Friday! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a little Five for Friday! Last week my second graders and I took a field trip to the beautiful Heceta Head beach and light house. My students' long-term STEM project is guided at exploring our local beach natural resources. I feel so blessed to have the beach so close to my home and school! Students collected sand, shells, and other things on the beach. We took them back to school to sort them. Students used…

Tricks, and Tools for Teaching Roots and Affixes FREE mat for breaking apart words into their prefixes, roots, and affixes. Perfect for greek and latin roots!Trick Trick may refer to: Vocabulary Instruction, Teaching Vocabulary, Teaching Language Arts, Vocabulary Activities, Speech And Language, Teaching Spanish, Spanish Language, French Language, Teaching Ethics

Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Teaching Roots and Affixes

FREE mat for breaking apart words into their prefixes, roots, and affixes. Perfect for greek and latin roots!