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40 Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom!

30 Ways to use Twitter in your classroom as a parent communication tool! Plus, 10 additional ways to incorporate Twitter in your classroom! Social Media in the classroom is a new hot topic for a variety of reasons. When used for educational purposes, there are endless possibilities! You can use Twitter in the classroom for many reasons. You first need to ask yourself what your purpose would be to integrate Twitter in your classroom: Student collaboration? Publishing to a global…

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#DigitalLiteracy Mentor Texts

#DigitalLiteracy is a Resource that is Standards-Based, using 2 Mentor Texts per standard along with Scripted Lesson Plans and Digital Applications! On top of that, there’s Differentiated Written Responses, Rubrics, How-To-Guide and more! It’s a Ready-To-Go Resource that you can implement tomorrow! Keep reading to Purchase Digital Literacy Products and Mentor Texts!   This resource has been created for the Miscrosoft OneDrive or Google Classroom! It can also be used as a PowerPoint! This blog post has been created for…

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Focus Board for the ELA Classroom!

As you scroll through the internet or Pinterest, you will find tons of ideas and version for a Focus Board. I discovered Focus Boards when I was a Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach. I found numerous ways that using a Focus Board in a classroom would be beneficial, so when I relocated to FL and returned to the classroom I knew I had to implement a Focus Board in my classroom! So I am here today to share with you…

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Reading Levels Explained for Parents!

Preparing for another year of reading level assessments? Do you always conference with parents about their child’s progress? Then this post is for you! The reading level letters cover all DRA Levels 1-30 along with covering Levels A-Z. To be honest, if a parent does not have an education background or is not using various resources to supplement reading instruction at home then they don’t understand reading levels. So that is why I created this product! The Rationale:  It’s all…

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Tracking Reading Data!

Happy Fall Friends ~  I blogged today over at one of my collaborative blogs, The Elementary Entourage! Click on the button below to follow the blog! I am here today to talk to you about tracking student’s reading proficiency data completely from the beginning of the year to end of the year. Now, keep in mind I am coming to you from a North Carolina TRC frame of mind. But, all holds true no matter what assessment you use to…

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