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Prewriting for Primary Students

Many educators downplay the importance of prewriting, but I believe that it is essential, especially in the primary grades. Prewriting is important because it helps students to think about what they know and organize their thoughts so that they can better express themselves in writing. This is especially important in

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The Importance of Pre-Writing

3 Reasons Why Prewriting is Important

Crafting a written piece of work can be daunting, but prewriting is an essential tool to kickstart the process. Not only does it help young writers consider and organize their ideas, but by providing them with a structure for expression, they can more effectively communicate themselves in writing. Although this

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The 1st Day of Writing Workshop

Teaching writing in the primary grades can be extremely tough. We’re asking students to engage in a writing workshop before they can really write, BUT, we have to start somewhere. I always say the best place to start is by getting your room ready for a writing workshop before you

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The first minutes of small group instruction

The 1st Minutes of Small Group Instruction

Students are at your small group table for small group instruction, but what should you do first? Read on or press play, and I’ll share with you what the first minutes of small group instruction look like in my classroom. This post contains affiliate links. You can take a peek

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4 Ways to Repurpose Alphabet Picture Cards

4 Ways to Repurpose Alphabet Picture Cards

Do you have tons of alphabet picture cards from all of the reading series your district has moved on from? No worries, I’m going to share with you a few activities that you can use in your classroom! Let’s repurpose those ABC picture cards! Read on or press play! This

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Science of Reading Sound Wall

What is a Sound Wall?

Sound walls have been sweeping across the nation recently, replacing word walls in classrooms all over. Why? This is because sound walls are an important part of the science of reading. They help students to understand how speech maps to print, and how the two work together to create meaning.

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