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...

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Teaching Homophones

Teaching Homophones

It has been a CRAZY few weeks in my house! A birthday party, a root canal, parent teacher conferences.... shew... Spring is BUSY!! On the other hand... My students had a lot of fun learning about homophones the past two weeks! Today, I'm going to share all of our FUN!...

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Teaching Suffixes

Teaching Suffixes

This week in my classroom it's been all about SUFFIXES!! We started out with an anchor chart and some fun puzzles! My students worked with partners to solve a set of puzzles... I used the second set of puzzles as a center/literacy station. I printed on colored paper...

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Teaching Shades of Meaning

Teaching Shades of Meaning

I hope each of you have enjoyed some rest and relaxation during your Christmas Break! I've had the best week with my family! We made some gingerbread houses, played a lot of games, Beckett got a haircut (without sitting on my lap!!), and we really just had a lot of...

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Teaching Prefixes

Teaching Prefixes

I can't even believe it's almost NOVEMBER. My baby is THREE. It doesn't seem right! He should still be in diapers!! I'm loving this school year!!! I love my class... I always do!! BUT... it's extra special having my girls at school with me each day!!  Our five minute...

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Context Clues: Becoming Word Savvy

Context Clues: Becoming Word Savvy

Fall is HERE.... Well, it might be fall season... but it's still 85 degrees here in Kentucky.  I would take the 85 degrees  if I had a pool in my backyard.... I'm working really hard to convince my husband that we NEED a pool...ha! I'm not thinking it's going to work!...

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multiple meaning words

multiple meaning words

My kids are growing up SO FAST! My girls went to their first daddy daughter dance this weekend! It was just me and the little guy... So we walked to the park! Time goes by so quickly and I'm trying my hardest to enjoy every moment! In my classroom, we had a blast...

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