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Jen Sykes
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3 Ways to Get Students More Fit With fit4Schools
This is a paid post sponsored by WeAreTeachers and  fit4Schools . All opinions are my own.  Not all students come to school ready to learn, so it becomes our job to help them get ready to learn. fit 4Schools is a free resource for teachers, caregivers, and ...

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Build Context Clues and Vocabulary With a Free Build a Mystery Word
Students need a variety of practice to develop their context clues skills, build their vocabulary, and engage with words, but schools typically stop these experiences after 2nd grade. My upper elementary kiddos (and their teachers) love to Build a Mystery W...

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Updates and a Hello Mrs Sykes Giveaway!
All grades 3-5 Graphic Organizers for Literature and Informational Text standards have been updated! They are ink-friendly and have both lined and unlined versions to allow differentiation. If you already own these, please download the new versions for a to...

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New Video: Guided Reading Moves for Teachers
If you are looking at how to make your Guided Reading groups even more effective, check out my free video on Guided Reading Moves for Teachers. It's in my Teachers Pay Teachers store . Just click the picture below to check it out! Click here to view all of ...

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Christmas Mystery Word Freebie
Need a fun and fast way to boost your students' vocabulary? Here's a Mystery Word of the Week free download you can print and use today! Enjoy! Free Mystery Word of the Week from Hello Mrs Sykes on Teachers Pay Teachers

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Veteran's Day Free Word Work, grades 1-3
I love the discussions I have with students about our military. I am married to an Army son, and the military communities in NC are pretty amazing. If you need a fast word work activity for November 11, click the link to download from my Teachers Pay Teache...

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My secret weapon in keeping upper elementary kiddos engaged as they work on words! {Build a Mystery Word!)

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Do some of your third, fourth, or fifth grade struggle with phonics? This post explains how to intervene in this area quickly!

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How to Teach Phonics Intervention Lessons for Grades 3-5
When you have students who are in upper elementary classrooms reading several years below grade level, your phonics instruction needs to be systematic and focused. Today we will look at several students* reading far below grade level, and we will walk throu...
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