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Supporting Struggling Readers in Middle Grades

Supporting Struggling Readers in Middle Grades

As I discussed in last week’s post, students who fall behind in reading comprehension in first grade rarely catch up to the level of students who were on grade level. Struggling readers tend to develop anxiety and poor self-esteem regarding their reading abilities as...

Warning Signs Of Struggling Readers

Warning Signs Of Struggling Readers

Did you know that students who fall behind in reading rarely catch up? Studies have shown that a student’s first grade reading level is a good predictor of their reading achievement through high school. As students with poor reading skills fall farther behind, they...

Grammar BalloonPop™ – The Review Game You Need!

Grammar BalloonPop™ – The Review Game You Need!

Do you struggle with engaging your students in the content you are working on? I can help! Over the past few years, I’ve created a new line of games for your classroom. BalloonPop™ is a fun, no-prep digital review game that you can use in your classroom today....

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Warning Signs Of Struggling Readers

Warning Signs Of Struggling Readers

As students with poor reading skills fall farther behind, they tend to avoid reading, which weakens their skills and compounds the problem.

Flipped Classroom: Is It Right for You?

Flipped Classroom: Is It Right for You?

A lot of teachers wonder how flipped classrooms work and if they are worth the transition. Lets talk about how to implement a flipped classroom for the first time.

Pros & Cons of Different Summative Assessments

Pros & Cons of Different Summative Assessments

Summative assessments are used at the end of the learning process to determine what information students retained. Today we are going to look at the pros and cons of summative assessments.

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  • I believe that students need to be the leaders of the classroom. Even third graders are old enough to be held accountable and to take responsibility for their learning.
  • I do not believe that kids were made to sit in seats. They need to get up and move around.
  • Differentiated instruction is a must. I use guided reading and guided math groups to meet the individual needs of my students.
  • Helping a student to discover their love for reading is a privilege that I never get tired of.
  • School should be fun! We party in my class!