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Genre Bookmarks

We’ve been talking about genres for ages — okay, for three months, but who’s counting? Wait…me. I’m counting. — so it’s time for my students to begin identifying the genre of their independent reading books using these simple bookmarks! I plan on using them to track their 40 book requirement. I’ve tried everything else I… Continue reading Genre Bookmarks

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The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 2 of 5: Frameworks

  Students with reading disabilities tend to not read as much as their typically developing peers.  That means that they don’t get exposed to the mentor texts that could potentially help them become better writers. This is one reason why I believe that even intermediate students should have opportunities to experience read-alouds.  The benefit of… Continue reading The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 2 of 5: Frameworks

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Back to School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

  “Back to School” may bring joy to countless teachers, but many kids groan at this time of year.  Back to school for children with special needs means the end of long days of free choice activities, and the beginning of long days of struggling and stress, as well as long nights of frustrating homework. … Continue reading Back to School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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Guest Blogger! The Importance of Consistency in the Classroom

I am happy to share this post from my first Guest Blogger Tasha, author of her blog A Tender Teacher for Special Needs, about the importance of consistency in the classroom!  She has some great tips!  Check out her Facebook page, too, where she regularly posts her “Special Tidbits.”   I’ve been in school for… Continue reading Guest Blogger! The Importance of Consistency in the Classroom

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Sunday Inspirations: Back to School Tips for Special Education Teachers

It’s Back to School time!  Woo-hoo!  I’m itching to get back into my classroom, and I know many teachers are already working hard with their students.  Since the back-to-school routine has been swirling around in my brain lately, I thought it would be timely to post a few tips for special education teachers, to get… Continue reading Sunday Inspirations: Back to School Tips for Special Education Teachers

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Happy Tuesday: Pinterest for Educators!

Question: What is better than attending a day-long in-service focused on the benefits of Pinterest for teachers? Answer: PRESENTING a day-long in-service focused on the benefits of Pinterest for teachers! That is precisely what I had a chance to do at my school the other day.  It was such a wonderful opportunity to share the… Continue reading Happy Tuesday: Pinterest for Educators!