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high frequency word list

Top 300 Words Your Students MUST Be Able to Read INSTANTLY

Sometimes I use the terms sight words and high frequency words interchangeably, but there really is a distinction here. So what’s the difference between the two? Sight word: A sight word is a word that doesn’t follow the rules of spelling and phonics. Students must memorize sight words because these words can’t be dedoded. High frequency […] Read more…

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Pocket Full of Knowledge – Interactive Reading Response FREEBIE

I’m welcoming KJ Lott from Just a Thought Creations!  Kathy is sharing her insight on how to develop questions and activities that will drive readers to the next text level. Over the summer, I read a great book that helped me progress in my thinking and strategic planning. As a reading interventionist, I am always investigating new […] Read more…

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Arthur’s Halloween FREEBIE

Happy Halloween my friends! I absolutely LOVE Marc Brown’s Arthur’s Halloween!  In fact, his entire reading series is hilarious and engaging. Arthur’s Halloween is a wonderful tool for teaching… characterization story elements cause and effect problem and solution making connections inferencing sooooo much more!!! If you want to pick up some fabulous Halloween resources like […] Read more…

FREE Nursery Rhyme Kit

Nursery Rhyme Kit FREEBIE!  It includes both printable and ebooks!!   Hey Diddle Diddle! This free nursery rhyme resource includes the following: Hey Diddle Diddle foldable book, full color Hey Diddle Diddle foldable book, color graphics Hey Diddle Diddle foldable book, black and white Ebook:  Hey Diddle Diddle   To get your FREE Hey Diddle […] Read more…

main idea lesson

Simple STEPS for How to Find MAIN IDEA

I have always LOVED teaching main idea, and I’m not really sure why because I find that it is one of the MOST DIFFICULT reading comprehension skills to teach. Over the years I have played around with various strategies… attempting to find that perfect main idea teaching formula. To help my students connect better with […] Read more…

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FREE Fluency Progress Monitoring Forms

Most educators are aware of the fact that our students must become fluent readers to be able to deeply comprehend the text. We also know that keeping up with fluency progress is a must with students that are struggling in this area.   I have some FREE fluency progress monitoring tools for you today, but let’s […] Read more…

FREE Resources for Fact & Opinion

Fact and opinion is one of those concepts that I honestly never spent that much time teaching.  Basically, I would spend a couple of class periods on it and then move forward…it just never seemed like that big of a deal. A few years ago I went to a really cool summer reading conference and […] Read more…

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