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10 Websites to Share with Parents for Summer Learning Activities

10 Websites to Share with Parents for Summer Learning Activities

Looking for some websites and resources to help your students continue learning during the summer? Here are 10 great sites that you can share with the families of your Kindergarten, first, or second grade students!Photo Credits:  Monkey Business Images, Shutterstock Some of these sites are geared toward parents (I put **asterisks** by these), while others…Continue Reading

What to Do When Students Don’t Understand What They Read: Tips for Improving Poor Reading Comprehension in K-3

What to Do When Students Don’t Understand What They Read: Tips for Improving Poor Reading Comprehension in K-3

Do you have a student (or several students) who struggle with poor reading comprehension? In this post, I share the step-by-step process that I use to improve my students’ reading comprehension! I wrote this post primarily for Kindergarten through 3rd grade teachers. However, if you are a Kindergarten teacher, some of these ideas may not apply…Continue Reading

Teaching Phonics to Students with Dyslexia: My Interview with Becky from SMART ALEC Resources

Teaching Phonics to Students with Dyslexia: My Interview with Becky from SMART ALEC Resources

Have you ever suspected that one of your students has dyslexia or some type of reading disability? Today’s post is all about supporting these students during phonics and word work activities! Recently, I’ve been learning a lot more about interventions for students with dyslexia. But I’m definitely not an expert or a special education teacher,…Continue Reading

How to Help K-2 Students Transfer Their Word Work Learning to Their Reading and Writing

How to Help K-2 Students Transfer Their Word Work Learning to Their Reading and Writing

“They can spell the words during word study, but then it doesn’t transfer!” Have you found yourself saying this before? If you’re like me, you’ve seen students appear to have mastered a spelling pattern or word family during phonics/word study…but then they spell it incorrectly in their writing. Or they don’t use that knowledge in…Continue Reading