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Deb Hanson
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Read Alouds for Black History Month (with free printables!)
In the United States, February is Black History Month. This month is dedicated to educating Americans about the countless contributions African Americans have made to our country, as well as remembering the obstacles they've had to overcome throughout Ameri...

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Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas: A Winter Mentor Text Lesson (FREE!)
Hello! Welcome to
our winter mentor text link up! The book I chose to feature this time is Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas  by Natasha Yim . This book, just
published in 2015, is a fun spin-off of the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears . Since this book...

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Reference Materials... A FREEBIE!
I've been knee-deep in creating some reference material resources lately, so I decided to create some items to share with my blog followers! If you've read my blog for a while, you know that I'm an anchor chart fanatic, so of course I couldn't pass up the o...

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Resources that Give Support to ELLs
English language learners have always held a special place in my teaching heart. Perhaps it's because my own grandfather, orphaned at the age of 9, immigrated to the United Stated without knowing a single word of English. My grandfather passed away when I w...

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Sharing Our Blessings... A Blog Hop and Giveaway!
It looks like you found the 2015 Sharing Our Blessings blog hop! Good news! We are sharing our blessings in the same way this year, too! Just click HERE to enter the 2016 TpT gift card giveaways and access 14 great resources... for free!

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Sharing our Blessings... with free classroom resources!
Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday! You get to spend time with family, and it's a fairly "simple" holiday.  You don't have to rush from store to store buying gifts in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving-- that task will come soon enough! Best of all ...

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Notice and Note Signposts: FREE task cards with passages!
A few months ago, a teacher wrote to me and asked me to consider creating Notice and Note task cards. She said that her entire school district would be implementing these strategies this year. Because I was already intrigued by these signposts (ever since I...

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Text Structures: A Lesson for Upper Elementary Students
Informational text structures... this was the ELA topic that scared me the most when I was coteaching in upper elementary classrooms. In fact, I wrote another blog post a couple of years ago describing how I decided to tackle the topic, and listing the thre...

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An A From Miss Keller Freebies: A Mentor Text for Writing Personal Narratives
  Hello! Welcome to
our fall mentor text link up! The book I chose to feature is An A From Miss Keller by Patricia Polacco . If you’re like me (and most intermediate level ELA teachers I know!),
you’re already a fan of her work. This is one of her newer boo...

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Genre Activities... FREE Printables!
One of my goals for the first month of school has always been to get to know my students as readers. I want to know what types of books interest them, and which books bore them, and then I use this information to recommend certain books to my students throu...
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