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Free Figurative Language Interactive Notebook for 3rd Grade

Want a tool to help you teach figurative language in an engaging way that your students can reference throughout the year? This free figurative language interactive notebook is just what you’re looking for! This notebook includes 18 interactive pages that cover all 8 types of figurative language and uses the

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10 Easy Ways to Teach Vocabulary in a Meaningful Way

Vocabulary instruction is crucial to helping our students increase their reading comprehension and become better writers. That’s why I think it’s so important to make time for vocabulary instruction every day. Here’s an easy to follow weekly schedule of ideas to help you fit quick, simple, and meaningful vocabulary instruction and practice into each day.

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16 Back to School Books Third Graders Will Love

Starting the year with rich and engaging read alouds sets the tone for the rest of the year. These incredible back to school books will help you ease nerves, ignite excitement, build community, and promote a growth mindset. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Back to School Books

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10 Things to Do on the First Day of School

The first day of school is usually full of excitement and smiles, but it can also be one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year. It also sets the tone for the entire year. Here are some ideas to help you kick it off right. 1. Greet Your

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hello, i'm laura heinen from cultivating critical readers

I help upper elementary ELA and reading teachers like you create engaging and effective reading lessons without all the stress.

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