Author Archives: Missy

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Reading Comprehension and Interventions Made Easy

By this time of year, you know you need to find good reading comprehension passages with questions and interventions for some of your students! Those are not always easy to find, and much less easy to find passages that you think your students will enjoy! I finally wrote my own nonfiction passages and questions and […]

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Why Do Novel Studies?

Novel studies are a traditional, yet sometimes controversial, classroom practice. Why should teachers do novel studies in their classrooms? There are several reasons why I believe it is important to incorporate novel studies, but first let me tell you when and why I became adamant that novel studies would be an important part of my […]

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Favorite Chapter Books for Third Grade

This list of 3rd grade chapter books will be my go-to list for book clubs all year! There are also some great digital reading comprehension activities will make incorporating technology easy!

Why Chapter Books? Y’all 3rd grade reading can be tough! 3rd graders know how to read for the most part, so this is the year they get tested on it… and it can make them hate to read! I have found that using chapter books for third grade reading groups and comprehension can help instill […]

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Going Digital and Using Technology in Education

Are you going digital or being challenged to use more technology in education? Going to 1:1 and using technology in the classroom isn't always easy. It's such a struggle to find the right materials on a platform that is teacher and student friendly! Here are the reasons why you'll fall IN LOVE with Boom Learning!

Are you going digital or being challenged to use more technology in education? Y’all it can be a struggle to find the right materials on a platform that is teacher and student friendly! This is why you’ll fall IN LOVE with Boom Learning! Boom has made it surprisingly easy for me to find materials that […]

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How to Assess and Differentiate with Google Forms

Google forms is a great paperless assessment tool that will grade automatically and save you lots of prep time. Here are some key points on how to assess and differentiate with google forms. Click here to get started with Google Forms. How to Assess with Google Forms: Always, always make “name” your first question! If […]

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How to Plan Your 3rd Grade Reading Block

This third grade reading block schedule includes lots of ideas for book clubs, word work, listening stations, fluency, and writing that incorporate technology and are easy to prep!

Want some fresh materials and ideas for your 3rd grade reading block? Are you a new teacher and need to know where to start with Daily 5 rotations? It is challenging to incorporate meaningful material into the small group rotations… EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I moved to 3rd grade last year and it took me some time to […]