Thanksgiving Fun: Unlock the Mystery of r-Controlled Vowels!

This silly r-controlled poem is one for the turkeys. Students will giggle as they discover r-controlled vowels throughout this poem. Control at Thanksgiving? Thank goodness I'm not talking about Thanksgiving dinner...or pumpkin pie.   There simply isn't much control when it…

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Character Traits: Secrets for discussing character feelings that go beyond “happy”

Character traits questions are infamously answered with "happy" and "sad." But we need to move students beyond that. Just teach them and practice. It's easy. One of the most common questions during a comprehension conversation is "How does the character…

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