5 Ideas to Get Ready for Kindergarten: Easy Steps for a Smooth Start

As we finish up one school year, it's inevitable to start thinking about next year. This is especially true of parents of "soon-to-be" kindergartners. As most know, kindergarten today isn't the kindergarten of the past. For good or for bad,…

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Books Introductions in Small Group: Using Vowels for 4 Steps to a Powerful Start

I've talked about book introductions in another blog post.  Check out my post 4 Book Introductions You Don't Want to Miss gave 4 ideas for introducing a book. Too often we skip the introduction and jump into vocabulary and reading, but…

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Reading Fluency – Sight Word Reading Automaticity Practice that’s Fun

Reading fluency is not about reading words quickly, but it's about the quick retrieval of words so that reading comprehension isn't skewed. Saw? Was? Very? Every? Have you ever had students who confuse "was" and "saw?" Or "of" and "from?"…

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