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Motivating! Fun! Effective! Free! Easy to Make and to Use! Great for ALL grades! Use the media hype of a sport's Big Game to motivate reading improvement! This photo caption matching game can be designed for any sport--the World Series, Super
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Fun! Motivating! Effective! Easy to Use! The Bundle price is 25% less for the group of 4 Sets! The American frontier was both immense and harsh as it was developing in the 19th century. These pages are designed to combine a bit of history,
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Better than Dolch words! These are the only words kids need to memorize! They are the only high-frequency, irregular sight words that beginning or struggling readers need to learn. Decoding in English is 95% regular, but the exceptions to
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Different! Effective! Strategic! Fun! Easy to Use! Teach your students how to outline, how to prudently choose the best answer, how to sequence events, and how to complete a crossword puzzle. 1.INTRODUCTION TO OUTLINING provides an activation
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More than just a final exam, this 33 item test (plus Extra Credit Short Essay Question) is designed to give students instruction in choosing the best answer in multiple choice tests, a strategy that is not often explained or practiced. It can even
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The BEST Questions for the BEST Children’s Book! Using effective instructional and comprehension strategies, this chapter-by chapter guide includes background information, vocabulary, questions, character, story, and theme maps, as well as
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Great review activity after the novel is finished-- Perfect for learning stations, homework or seatwork! This 48 word Crossword Puzzle provides a review of novel details, word meanings, and spelling practice in an enjoyable format. Be sure to
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This Introduction to Outlining is a strong and pleasant large group activity to activate prior knowledge before reading the novel. It also adds visual and kinesthetic approaches to the auditory teacher prompts as it introduces a beginner's skill
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Students love this activity because they get to move around, and it is actually very good practice in the sequencing of events after the novel has been completed. There is a physicality to it that helps some children who have difficulty
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Fun! Motivating! Effective! Easy to Use! Inexpensive to Make! A strong addition to your comprehension repertoire, and a worthwhile learning activity! This metacognition strategy game helps students see the "big picture" in factual and
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Do you have a student who sounds like a good reader, but s/he does not seem to understand what s/he reads? Retelling may be a good strategy that will give you insight into his or her thinking process. Two RETELLING PROFILES, one for fiction, one
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Easy to use! Inspiring! Builds confidence! No memorization! Nothing builds reading confidence like successful experiences. This simple script for Earth Day can be adapted to classrooms of various sizes and reading levels. Reading is preferred.
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Enjoy the smiles! Effective! Fun! Simple Parts! Easy to Use! A great way to focus class attention on listening to the teacher and to each other. This play, "The First Day of School," is the first in a set of 4 Audience Participation
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Fun! Effective! Motivating! Easy to Use! Updated! These five Grammar Sports Stories are a great way to practice grammar and spelling skills with intermediate, middle, and high school students. They focus on the most common errors in homophones,
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Fun! Effective! Motivating! Easy to Use! Updated! These four Grammar Sports Stories are a great way to practice grammar and spelling skills with intermediate, middle, and high school students. They focus on the most common errors in homophones,
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Grammar practice DOES NOT HAVE TO BE BORING! This is a great grammar review for all students in grades 6-12 and also helpful for State Writing tests. Many students have no idea what careers might suit their individual interests and
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FUN! EFFECTIVE! MOTIVATING! EASY TO USE! HOLIDAY TRADITIONS ENGLISH GRAMMAR STORIES are an interesting way to practice previously taught grammar and spelling skills with intermediate, middle and high school level students. Each 20-30 sentence
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FUN! MOTIVATING! EFFECTIVE! EASY TO USE! Try a little Americana to practice grammar and spelling skills with intermediate and middle school level students. Tall Tales Grammar Set A includes: 1. Annie Oakley--Sharpshooter 2. Big Mose--N.Y.
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FUN! MOTIVATING! EFECTIVE! EASY TO USE! Try a little Americana to practice English grammar and spelling skills with intermediate and middle school level students. Set B includes: 1. Casey Jones--Railroad Engineer 2. Febold
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FUN! MOTIVATING! EFFECTIVE! EASY TO USE! Try a little Americana to practice grammar and spelling skills with intermediate and middle school level students. Set C includes: 1. Kit Carson--Mountain Man 2. Davy Crockett--Frontiersman 3.
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*Practical Experience in all Grades K-12 *Proven Effectiveness with Struggling Readers *Published Author (Scholastic Teacher Express) *Numerous Workshop Presentations for Teachers and Parents *Determined to Make a Difference

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I believe: *We CAN, as a nation, teach all students to read and be successful in school. *We CAN re-imagine our approaches to struggling readers. *We CAN develop reading mastery with clear, focused instruction and compelling forms of practice. * We CAN encourage a passion for reading in all students in all grades.

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B.S. English, M.Ed. Reading

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