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What Is An Argumentative Text? How to Teach It in 3rd Grade

Today we’ll answer the questions: What is an argumentative text? And how do I teach it to my third graders? (And fourth graders) You’ve spent hours scouring the internet and are about to pull your hair out and/or break your computer. You’re not alone. Searching for resources to teach argumentative

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7 Tips for Visualizing and Sensory Language in 3rd Grade

Visualizing can be difficult to explain and measure with our third graders since it all happens inside the brain. Often, we try to get these thoughts on paper by having students draw what they “see” while reading, but visualizing is much more than that. It’s a form of inferring. Readers

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How to Add to a Digital Reading Interactive Notebook

Distance learning/virtual teaching means bringing your reading interactive notebook to the digital realm. I have been getting a lot of questions about how to gradually build their notebooks with you throughout the year rather than assigning the entire reading interactive notebook at once. Luckily, Google Slides™ has an add-on feature

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7 Ways to Provide Differentiation During Distance Learning

You’ve been thrown into the deep end of distance learning and have been doing an excellent job of learning how to swim, even if you feel like you’re still drowning. Out of all the challenges presented by distance learning, I think differentiation may be the biggest beast. Nevertheless, it’s an

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5 Easy Ways to Rock Your Third Grade Vocabulary Instruction

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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5 Fun Context Clues Activities Your Third Graders Will Love

Context clues has always been something that I’ve needed to spiral throughout the entire year with my third graders, so finding fun and engaging activities has been a huge priority. I figure a lot of you are in the same boat so I’ve decided to share some of my best go-to context clues activities with you.

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

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