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5 Fun Activities for Teaching Nouns in the Primary Grades

5 Fun Activities for Teaching Nouns in the Primary Grades

Need some fun activities to teach nouns to your 1st or 2nd grade students? These activities and ideas are great for teaching common nouns and/or proper nouns! They’ll help students make connections to real reading and writing AND have fun learning about nouns. Activity #1: Have students identify examples of nouns in real sentences. Effective…Continue Reading

How to Make a Guided Reading Schedule

How to Make a Guided Reading Schedule

Wondering how to make a guided reading schedule for your Kindergarten, 1st grade, or 2nd grade classroom? You’re in the right place! In this post, I’ll walk you through my step-by-step process. I have example schedules and freebies for you too! Step 1: Form your guided reading groups. First, of course, you’ll need to determine…Continue Reading

How to Teach Blending: 5 Tips for Success

How to Teach Blending: 5 Tips for Success

Are your students struggling with blending? Or are you looking for some new, fun ideas to practice blending? Or maybe you’re not sure how to teach blending at all?! You’re in the right place! Today’s post has 5 tips to help your students learn to blend. Blending is a super-important reading skill, and these strategies…Continue Reading