The Power of One Word


Earlier this year I was intrigued by a blog post from Tammy over at Forever in First.  She wrote about the book Moo!  After checking it out myself, reading it to my students, watching my students read it over and over, I witnessed the power that one single word (plus punctuation) can have!  And this only led to more books...
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Update and Rejuvenate Your Listening Center

Hi! This is Heather from Campfire Curriculum with Helpful Heather.  Research says children that listen to reading become fluent readers themselves.  Wouldn't you like to have your students listening to quality texts and gaining fluency skills at the same time?  If you create an updated and relevant listening center they will be in no time!  Read this post to find frugal ways to create a listening center that is relevant and fun for your classroom!
Research says children that listen to reading become fluent readers themselves.  Wouldn't you like to have your students listening to quality texts and gaining fluency skills at the same time?  If you create an updated and relevant listening center they will be in no time!  Read this post to find frugal ways to create a listening center that is relevant and fun for your classroom!

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Exploring Software and Websites to Support Reading Comprehension


As teachers, we look for new ways to present information all...the...time, don't we? Pinterest, blog posts, Facebook, TPT, Instagram, and websites are all sources of help for teachers, and teachers are great at sharing lesson ideas they find. Today, I thought I'd do some sharing too. We have been exploring software and websites to support our kiddos with comprehension, so I'll share a review of what we've learned.
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Alphabet Books are for Everyone!

Alphabet books aren't just for the youngest readers. With so many choices, everyone can find one (or more) to enjoy!

And you thought they were just for the younger crowd! Did you know that children in all grade levels can benefit from lessons learned in various alphabet books? There are so many different alphabet books that serve different purposes and can be used in many different ways.

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Warm Up with Poetry: Making Your Poem of the Week Valuable

Using a Poem of the Week provides a structure for the lessons and a springboard for centers.
I have done a Poem of the Week for years. The poem helped cover many quick lessons during the introductory week and review lessons in the weeks that followed. The poem of the week were generally chosen or created to integrate another lesson in reading, math, science, or social studies.
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