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Nicole Baker
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Accommodations vs. Modifications
In an inclusive classroom, teachers use accommodations as strategies to meet the needs of all learners.  In early 2015, in response to need, I created an accommodation checklist  for our teachers as a tool for them to use throughout tiers one and two of our...
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Sight Word Practice Ideas for Parents
Download this handout for free from my Google Drive
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What Do I Need To Know to Help My Child Learn to Read?
That's an awesome question!  The development of literacy is incredibly complex in many ways, but there is a TON you can do at home to help! 1.  READ!  READ!  READ! It is crucial to read aloud to children.  It is, perhaps, the single most important thing you...
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What Do I Need To Know to Help a Child Learn to Read?
That's an awesome question!  The development of literacy is incredibly complex in many ways, but there is a TON you can do at home to help! 1.  READ!  READ!  READ! It is crucial to read aloud to children.  It is, perhaps, the single most important thing you...
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Happy Education Week!
The staff at our school are AMAZING!  The Education Week committee did an awesome job planning some wonderful activities for this week celebrating the fact that "We are ALL teachers."  I can't take any credit, but I sure am proud of our school!
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An Interesting Post About Vocabulary
Here's a great post about vocabulary I would recommend as food for thought for educators.  It made me think of vocabulary in ways I hadn't considered. http://www.secondstorywindow.net/home/2014/02/knowing-a-word-assessing-vocabulary.html
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Five Things Not To Say To Emerging Readers
(re-posted from  http://teachmama.com/ )  DON’T SAY:  Stop. Re-read this line correctly. INSTEAD:  If the mistake didn’t interfere with the meaning of the text (like if it was ‘a’ for ‘the’ or ‘fine’ for ‘fun’) let it go.  Do. Not. Interrupt. Your. Child’s....
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my very favourite gingerbread man recipe!
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