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Old-Fashioned Writing and Games

    Last week while we were finishing reading class I allowed some students to pass the next 7 or 8 minutes by playing hangman on the chalkboard. Yes, I still like using the chalkboard. WOW! I was flabbergasted!!! First off, some . . .

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Rhyming Goes Hand-in-Hand with Reading

       In Title 1 Reading classes, we have been working on rhyming words or phrases. It seems as though many parents do not realize how important this skill is to become a good reader. Rhyming is somewhat of a . . .

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Dragon Masters in 5th-Grade Reading

     My fifth-grade Title 1 Reading class has recently begun reading a series called the Dragon Masters. This is a series of books about boys and girls who get to become a dragon master by learning how to communicate with . . .

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Holiday Reading

  I want to take this opportunity to stress the importance of keeping your child reading even when school is on a holiday break. Most young readers need to practice reading every day to keep their reading level at or above grade . . .

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New Year, New Ideas, and a New Face

  My Title 1 Reading classroom has seen big changes at the start of this school year. I have a new aide to introduce:  Mrs. Melody Dickerson has joined me in my classroom. She is helping me with our classroom activities. We . . .

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