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Halloween Giveaway – $300 TpT Gift Card!

HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY

To help with the purchasing of Halloween resources for your classroom, a team of amazing teachers and I have grouped together to gift ONE awesome, lucky teacher with a TPT gift card!

PRIZES INCLUDE 
1 x $300 TPT Giftcard
#1 TAG your teacher friends by adding their names in the comment section
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#3 ENTER HERE: 
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b4951b8572/
 
REMEMBER: each entry counts as ONE entry, the more links you complete, the higher your chances of winning!!
 
Raffle CLOSES: Saturday 2nd November 2019 12am

GOOD LUCK!!!

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International Literacy Day Giveaway!

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*** INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY GIVEAWAY ***
 
To help with the purchasing of literacy resources for your classroom, a team of amazing teachers and I have grouped together to gift ONE awesome, lucky teacher with a TPT gift card!

PRIZES INCLUDE 
1 x $250 TPT Giftcard
#1 TAG your teacher friends by adding their names in the comment section
#2 SHARE THIS POST
#3 ENTER HERE: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b4951b8571/?
 
REMEMBER: each entry counts as ONE entry, the more links you complete, the higher your chances of winning!!
 
Raffle CLOSES: Saturday 14th, September 2019 12am

GOOD LUCK!!!

 

 

Parent Involvment… Success!

Increasing parent involvement isn’t always the easiest endeavor.  But, I decided to give it another go!  Between Thanksgiving and Winter Break, I created a research project called The Day I Was Born   We started in class by practicing interviewing and note-taking techniques.  Then, I sent home the interview sheets as a homework assignment with a hard due date! Each student had to interview a minimum of 1 person who was there on the day he/she was born, ask follow-up questions, and take notes.

The Day I Was Born

A week later, we started our rough drafts and worked through the writing process.  Students drafted in their writing notebooks, revised and edited – alone and with a peer, before conferring with me.  I requested baby pictures from the family right around the time we started publishing using our Studentreasures Kit so we could add those to the illustration page.  Parents could purchase a book which they would receive at our book release party!  Here’s the final Studentreasure book cover created by one of my students:

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Skip ahead to February…. Our “baby shower” theme book release was quite a success!  I had great parent turnout even though the weather was frightful that morning (and I digress but it SHOULD have been a snow day)!  We read aloud from our purchased books or an alternate publication (see below) and ended our celebration with doughnuts and juice.  A few baby shower items courtesy of the Dollar Tree :).

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Since not all students purchased a book, we all made printables to share and take home on our book release date.  One example is here for you:

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*Disclaimer:  by this point in the year, I knew my students well enough that I was sure each student would have a positive experience and have at least one person to interview. Definitely a consideration when deciding to get personal!

~Denise

 

Sight Word Freebie

Teach upper grades and have students struggling with basic sight words? Me, too.

There are some students who need basic sight word instruction and follow-up practice.  The majority of my students who fit this need are second language learners.  I start or end a guided reading group with some quick sight word practice (word work), usually based on the text that we are reading together.

In addition to word work during guided reading, I created Find It, Spell It, Write It printables for use during independent practice time.  Students get a few minutes to daub using a Bingo dauber, write the sight word in isolation, then use that sight word in a sentence.  So far, I have made practice sheets for 80 of Fry’s First 100 words out.  Check out a 10 word sample bundle I have made available for free on Teachers Pay Teachers!  Denise

Sight Word Freebie

High Frequency Word Practice:  Fry Words 1-10 (Find It, Spell It, Write It)