Trimming the Tree with Digraphs and Fun

It's that time of year ~ time to put our trees up and celebrate! And what better way to celebrate than with good friends. My friends from The Reading Crew and I have an amazing blog hop link up just for you, full of freebies and teaching ideas!
Reviewing phonics skills can be fun as students play games to read and write common words.


Orton-Gillingham in Small Groups: Designing Your Space

One of the hardest things I have had to do with using Orton-Gillingham has been keeping the reminders where my students can see them. It took some careful consideration, but I have worked it out for all of us.
Small spaces can make it tough to display posters for Orton-Gillingham groups. These posters will help as you showcase the rules in a small space.

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All Children are Writers with From Striving to Thriving: Writers

Writing isn't always easy for everyone. As a matter of fact, many people struggle with getting their ideas down on paper. And many teachers have a hard time teaching it to their students. How can we make better writers? This new book from Scholastic will help jump start all students to become writers.
Writing instruction doesn't have to be hard for everyone. Using the ideas in the book From Striving to Thriving Writers, everyone can become a writer!

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Standing Up Against Bullies with the Real MVP Kids

It's National Bully Prevention Month for a few more days, but who needs a month to help children understand how to handle sticky situations with bullies?
The Real MVP Kids can help children understand their feelings, especially when bullies are involved.

The Real MVP Kids make it easy to help children understand ways to help each other when bullies come around with their series S.T.A.N.D series of books.