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Super Easy Before-During-After Reading Strategy

I love cutsey centers and colorful paper. Heck, I even asked for a laminator {and got one} for Christmas. But let’s be honest, I don’t have time for all of that…all of the time! Ok…even half of the time. I’m a huge fan of low-zero prep. activities that are meaningful and engaging. And teaching … … Continue reading →

Spelling Word Work - 17 printable worksheets

Spelling / Word Work - 17 printable worksheets that you can use with any spelling list. A printable from the unit: spelling addition - children add up their spelling words points to see which word will win. So much FUN!

Using Pictures to Teach Key Reading Skills

Using Pictures to Teach Verbs!--Creative idea for artistic students and visual learners to observe and discuss or write about actions in photos. Older students experiment with "Vigorous Verbs" in Unit 1 of WIR vol. Learn more about Writers in Residence at

Second Grade Nest

FREEBIE pages for fall activities- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!