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Parent Reading Buddies
Earlier this week I shared an easy, no
hassle way to incorporate parent reading volunteers in your classroom at Adventures for Literacy Land . It is such an easy program to implement that I thought I would share it here too. Last year in my class I had "Rea...

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Student Book Box Ideas
Today I'm blogging at Virginia is for Teachers about ideas for student book boxes. If you're looking for some cheaper alternatives to the fancy plastic boxes head over to check out my ideas!

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Parent Tips for Nightly Reading Homework
A friend recently shared this Nightly Reading Homework: Best Practices for Parents video with me and I thought it was definitely worth passing on. Cult of Pedagogy does a great job informing parents of how to make the most of their child's nightly reading t...

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Five for Friday: 8-21-15
August is the time to get back in the swing of things (ready or not), which means super busy days. Check out what I've been up to this week with Five for Friday ... Virginia is for Teachers! I'm so excited to be a part of a new Virginia collaborative blog. ...

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Virginia is for Teachers
I'm so excited to be a part of a new collaborative Virginia blog for teachers! Virginia is for Teachers kicked off yesterday. Each day in August we'll be introducing a few blog authors, sharing some freebies, and giving away some gift cards. What a great wa...

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End of the Year Memory Book
Head over to Adventures in Literacy Land to read my post on an easy student centered memory book.

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Cause and Effect with Poetry
Head over to Adventures in Literacy Land to read my post on ideas on using poetry to teach cause and effect. Be sure to head back to Literacy Land next week too as the ladies of Literacy Land help you celebrate teacher appreciation week!

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Comparing and Contrasting Animals
Be sure to head over to Adventures in Literacy Land to read my post on an easy, fun compare and contrast activity!

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Organizing Words Their Way Materials
Keeping track of Words Their Way materials will either make
or break a teacher. If you have a solid organizational system in place it can
become one of your easiest subjects to teach and plan. If not, the program will
win and you will end up frustrated. I'm...

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Virginia is for Book Lovers Blog Hop
  I am thrilled
to be joining my fellow Virginia bloggers for a blog hop that embraces our love
of reading! Each of us is happy to share a book and resource that we LOVE to
use in the classroom for this very special hop. Not only that, but you'll find
a boo...
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