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A Teacher's Guide to Creating a Word Conscious Classroom

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The Whimsical Word Collector

Are you looking for a new read aloud book to add to your first week of school collection? Look no further! The beloved Peter H. Reynolds has written yet another delightful and empowering book.┬áReynolds makes it so easy to promote... Continue Reading →

Every Day is a Good Day for Word Learning!

Many of us are headed back to school this week, hopefully rested and ready for another great year of teaching. Have you thought about a plan for your vocabulary curriculum? It's not too late to implement some new systems in... Continue Reading →

Say Hello to the Virtual Word Web

As the school year goes on I find that I have to work harder and harder to keep kids engaged in each daily lesson. Honestly, who can blame them? Once the spring flowers blossom, and the birds start chirping, I'm... 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... Continue Reading →

Teaching Election Buzz Words

Many teachers this fall have expressed how nervous they were to talk about the election in their classrooms. This October in particular it seemed overwhelming to teach kids about the election process without diving in to our own opinions about... Continue Reading →

Know They are Always Listening

As teachers we spend hours each week attempting to plan engaging lessons that every child in our class will learn something from. We try our best to reach the minds of students achieving on all levels of the spectrum. Of... Continue Reading →

Promote Vocabulary Through Play

A great way to instantly engage students in vocabulary learning is by allowing them to play board games. Who doesn't love a great board game? You could set up different stations in your classroom, either having all of the stations... Continue Reading →

Picture Books that Teach Optimism

Throughout the first six weeks of school it is essential that we build a community in our classrooms that is based on kindness, respect and responsibility. However, what do those three traits look like to children? How does kindness in... Continue Reading →

Intermediate Word Walls

As September rolls around it's important to setup your classroom with word learning in mind. The easiest way to foster a word conscious environment is to create a word wall in your classroom. Many primary teachers use word walls to... Continue Reading →

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