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Context Clues

Context Clues

I just posted my Context Clues Hands-on Reading unit for second grade and I want to show you everything that is included. This unit is designed to provide your students with a direct hands-on approach to model and practice using context clues to discover the meaning...

100th day of School AND Dictionary Skills

100th day of School AND Dictionary Skills

We made it to FEBRUARY! January was SO LONG! No snow days and barely a dusting of snow on the ground here in Kentucky. I usually like one good snow... but now I'm ready to skip the rest of winter and move right on to spring!!! We also just had our 100th day of...

Teaching Contractions

Teaching Contractions

Hey, there!!! I just finished my contraction unit.. so I'm going to show you everything that is included!! It's also been added to the 2nd Grade Hands-on Reading LANGUAGE DOMAIN Bundle. This unit was created for second grade, but I think it would also work great for...

Word Work and Grammar Review Worksheets

Word Work and Grammar Review Worksheets

Hey guys! Today I'm going to share how I use my Word Work and Grammar Practice Sheets in my first grade classroom! These worksheets are perfect for reviewing grammar, vocabulary, and word work skills and strategies. Each worksheet includes six different sections that...

Teaching Main Idea and Details

Teaching Main Idea and Details

This week in my classroom I'm going to be teaching my students to find the main idea and supporting details of a paragraph. I have to say..... this is one of my FAVORITE units! We spend a few weeks on the skill, but we continuously go back to it throughout the year....

Teaching Irregular Plural Nouns

Teaching Irregular Plural Nouns

My second grade Hands-on Reading units are IN THE WORKS! Today, I finished up irregular plural nouns... so I'm going to show you everything that is included in this bundle... I have to say... I LOVE THESE UNITS! They are engaging, hands-on, and so fun to teach. I love...