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Kristen Sullins
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Simple Social Studies Time Savers
If you are anything like me, science and social studies is usually the first thing to go if you are in a time crunch. In fact, for that very reason I have science and social studies scheduled at the very end of the day because, if we are being completely ho...
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Simple Science Time Savers
If you are anything like me, science is usually the first thing to go if you are in a time crunch. In fact, for that very reason I have science and social studies scheduled at the very end of the day because, if we are being completely honest, everything ab...
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Guided Comprehension....A New Journey
Do you ever feel like getting your students to adequately answer comprehension questions is harder than pulling teeth? Somedays I think it would be easier to put underwear on a baby calf whose tail is on fire. Seriously y'all, there has to be an easier way ...
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3 Tips to Make You a Better Reading Teacher
I am going into my seventh year of teaching and every year I learn something else that I truly didn't know that I didn't know. It's always something that I thought I was doing a pretty good job at, but I could really be doing so much better! This summer I a...
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Alliteration Station
Welcome to the Simple Stations Series, the series for teachers who want solid stations that are quick, easy and cheap to make!! Check out full series below:  Magazine Interest Journal The Punctuation Station Author's Purpose Sorting Station Poetry Station S...
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Sight Word Sentence Sort
Welcome to the Simple Stations Series, the series for teachers who want solid stations that are quick, easy and cheap to make!! Check out full series below:  Magazine Interest Journal The Punctuation Station Author's Purpose Sorting Station Poetry Station S...
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The Writing Conference: How and Why
I absolutely love to teach writing. I feel like it is the one time of day that I can truly reach every student on THEIR level EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It is also the one time of day that I can honestly say at least 90% of my students are fully engaged for 30+ mi...
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Poetry Station
As a new teacher, I did not realize how important poetry actually is to reading fluency. To me it wasn't worth spending a lot of time on because poems are short and most of the time, students just memorize them anyway, they aren't actually reading them. I n...
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Teaching Author's Purpose
Author's purpose is such a hard thing to teach in first grade, but it is SO important that kids set a purpose for reading before they start a text! Author's Purpose Sorting Station This author's purpose sorting station actually started as a whole group less...
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How to Make Independent Writers
Focus on the Ideas The key to making independent writers is to focus the student's ideas. Often times the first thing we want to fix is structure or spelling or conventions. I think as adult writers we often forget that the process of transferring ideas int...
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