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Jenna Smith
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The End of the Year is Approaching!!
Here we are, Ladies and Gentlemen!! Down to 16 days left in the school year! To say my schedule is packed would be an understatement. Of those 16 days, three of them are all-day kid events, 2.5 of them will be professional days for me, and one is the last o...

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Interactive Anchor Posters
Ladies and Gentlemen... I've got something so AWESOME to share with you!! THIS, my friends, is an Interactive Anchor Poster and it is the ANSWER to those of you that love the philosophy behind Interactive Student Notebooks (ISNs), but have no time for all t...

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Library Permission Slip
If you watched my video, The 4-1-1 on Reading Instruction , then you likely heard me mention my library permission slip. Since I published that video, a bunch of you have reached out asking for a copy of the one I used. I am going to attach my letter below,...

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The 4-1-1 on Reading Instruction!
Hey friends! I've got a new vlog for you... and it's all about reading instruction!! Check it out and let me know what you think:

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The Debating Game!
Okay... I've mentioned before that I'm super uncomfortable writing a blog post that is all about one of my TpT products. But, with that said, welcome to a blog post all about one of my TpT products! And, I'm okay with it. Because, for real, this product ROC...

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Teach This Lesson Tomorrow - Blackout Poetry
So, the other day, I have 8 kids that needed a catch-up day in writing. That meant that I had 18 other kids that would need something else to do! I wanted something quick and engaging, yet completely higher-level and creative. Enter BLACKOUT POETRY! Blackou...

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Writing from Lists - The Video!!
If you've been a reader of my blog, then you know that writing from lists is my JAM! It's definitely one of my best practices and I can't tell you how much better, more authentic my students' writing became once I started using lists to generate writing top...

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Academic Vocabulary
Every once in a while, I find some lesson or strategy or routine that fundamentally improves the learning in my classroom. One such routine is the systematic teaching of academic vocabulary words. Academic vocabulary are words that are routinely used in aca...

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Teach This Lesson Tomorrow - Writing a Parody
Hi Folks!! Hope everyone is well. My family has been plagued with the stomach bug for almost two weeks now. We are just starting to emerge from the haze and put ourselves back together again. (I've had to miss two days of school, and as you know, there is n...

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Get Your Shop Qn!!
TpT is having a sale and everything in my store is up to 28% off with promo code LOVETPT ! You can't beat these prices, Ladies and Gentlemen :) * * * * * * * * * * * I've recently added some more units to my "Year of Writing Instruction" resources (Part 1 a...
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