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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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Improving Written Comprehension and Responses! [+ 2 FREEBIES!]

This post is for ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS WANTING TO INCREASE WRITTEN COMPREHENSION and RESPONSES!!! This post is full of ideas, suggestions and more to help improve student’s ability to compose text! Now, are you in NC like me? If so, everything below started from being involved in K-3 right here in NC. So this post is definitely geared towards you! If not, I’m pretty sure everyone involved in teaching the Common Core [or a variation of it], or giving…

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BOO-yah! You’ve Been BOOed! [FREE!]

Happy Halloween! I blogged today at my collaborative blog The Primary Pack! See below… It’s the season to spread some BOO! So get started SPOOKING a few! Start a little fun this season, put smiles on faces & TREATS at their places! It’s a great activity to build school morale with the entire staff! You can also play with your friends or neighbors too! Keep it a SECRET, nobody will ever know who BOOed who! It’s simple to get started,…

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Building Vocabulary [ACADEMIC VOCABULARY]

I’m linking up with my friends Ashley from One Sharp Bunch & Elyse from Proud to be Primary today! Today’s Teacher Talk is all about Building Vocabulary. So what’s the big deal? It is a BIG DEAL!!! I can tell you I am a faithful advocate of ACADEMIC VOCABULARY! I feel like every time I turn around from doing anything in my daily job, I always go back to academic vocabulary. You can be the best teacher in the world,…

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Back to School Bash from The Elementary Entourage!

Hello Everyone~ Welcome to The Elementary Entourage Back to School Bash! This is just 1 stop where you can grab some great tips & FREE resources! Make sure to visit the entire Entourage family at the bottom of this post. I know everyone is in the mist of the hustle & bustle of back to school! Here we are in week 7 for the students & week 8 for the teachers. I personally find it hard to post at this…

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