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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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Reading at Home

Parent conferences are coming… The transition for our kids from second to third grade is challenging. The expectations increase as they move from learning how to read to reading to learn. We no longer test them on stories we’ve read together, but rather they must use the skills we’ve worked on all week and apply… Continue reading Reading at Home

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Happy Tuesday: Our 100-Book Challenge Party!

I just wanted to share a photo of my students at their (they earned it, after all!) 100-Book Challenge Party! It was a HUGE success.  The theme was “pajamas, water ice and popcorn.”  Since my students come to me from separate homerooms, I thought there would be logistical issues with wearing pajamas (I didn’t want… Continue reading Happy Tuesday: Our 100-Book Challenge Party!