Making Our Word Wall Come Alive

Celebrate a year of word learning by supporting students to create stop motion animation videos themed around your classroom word wall words. You only need clay, an iPad and your imagination!

Giving the Gift of Words

Meaningful vocabulary will help to strengthen your students' reading comprehension, writing skills and conversations. Introduce three Tier II vocabulary words with there interactive read alouds and printable resources for your elementary classroom.

Interactive Vocabulary Notebooks

Using interactive vocabulary notebooks with students is a great way to keep word learning organized, consistent and engaging! Start with Tier II vocabulary words and then consider incorporating content specific words as well.

Connecting with Characters

Who doesn't love a good picture book? As an adult reading picture books is still one of my favorite hobbies. The illustrations are always so beautiful, and you can teach a variety of advanced reading skills just in 32 pages! I have heard many upper elementary teachers say that picture books are too "babyish" for... Continue Reading →

Word Conscious Economists

As elementary school teachers every minute of the school day is precious. We have so many standards to meet from September to June. Any chance we get it's important to combine literacy learning into the content areas of social studies and science. My favorite way to do this is through my interactive read aloud time.... Continue Reading →

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