April FUN-Filled Learning!
April is nearly here and we are geared up for some fun spring-filled learning! This month we are keeping it rigorous and FUN! The following April
Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies: Asking Questions & QAR Strategy
Asking questions before, during, and after reading comes very naturally to skilled readers, but for struggling readers, this skill can be just the opposite. Asking questions of varying depths is arguably the most important reading
Teach Reading Comprehension Skills Using Short Films
I love using short films to teach reading comprehension skills, and my students love watching them! Why do I love using them? Show a s...
Close Reading Toolbox Freebie! | The TpT Blog
I have a list a mile long of new ideas that I can't wait to try out for next year. My first one?!?! Close Reading Toolboxes...
4 Major Benefits of Close Reading
There are several major benefits for incorporating close reading into your curriculum. Close reading mirrors the Common Core State Standards, embraces differentiation, encourages critical thinking, and support cross-curricular instruction.
Draw-A-Stickman: A great therapy/teaching tool!
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Interactive Notebooks: Informational Texts (Simply Secondary)
Interactive Notebooks: Informational Texts, a post from the blog Simply Secondary on Bloglovin’
Reading Response Task Cards
Looking for differentiated, no-prep center work during your reading block? Maybe you need some leveled responses to give students during guided reading? Do you want an accountability piece for your Read to Self time, but you only want to have to explain it once?Look no further! My Reading Response c...
Teaching Students to Comprehend Nonfiction
Reading nonfiction texts can be overwhelming for students, especially when it comes to a topic they are unfamiliar with at a reading a level that is even slightly above theirs. With a push to read
8 Wordless Shorts to Target Language - Activity Tailor
Using wordless shorts in language therapy gives you so many options and your clients will LOVE it! Links to the best wordless shorts I've found.
AMAZING Ways to Use Pixar Shorts in the Classroom
Last week I shared one of my FAVORITE Pixar shorts "Mike's New Car" on Instagram as a way we practiced recording cause and effect re...
Jessica McGlinn (@jessmcglinn)
The latest Tweets from Jessica McGlinn (@jessmcglinn). #1stgrade #ElementaryTeacher #LifeLongLearner #CCA First Grade Teacher and dog mom. I love to learn by challenging myself and my students. #connect. Lower Allen, PA
The Best 3rd Grade Anchor Charts for Your Classroom
Looking for 3rd grade anchor charts? We put together some of our favorites to use in your third grade classroom this year!
Author's Purpose Game
This is a hands-on game your students can play with a partner or small group to practice identifying the author's purpose for a writing a piece. It includes 27 book descriptions. Students must determine whether the author's purpose for writing the book or article was to persuade, inform, or entertai...
5 Easy Spring Activities for Learning at Home — Alleah Maree
Oooh, springtime! It’s here! Can you feel it where you are?! That warm spring air, the fresh blooms all over, all the rainbows, creepy crawlies, and fluffy spring trees…the new beginnings of spring are so full of hope! This year, I know the routines of a lot of parents and teachers are super diffe