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Category: 2nd grade

Words Their Way : The Ultimate How To Guide

Around here we are big fans of Words Their Way, an assessment-based, differentiated, leveled approach to spelling and word work. Here’s a little background on our experience with the Words Their Way program: It’s encouraged, not required in our district. Teachers can implement the program however they see fit. Heidi

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Jargon Journal May Bundle

Four books for May!  Are you ready?? Click here to read more about the importance of vocabulary instruction. Click here to read more about the Jargon Journal program. Here are the May books: I adore this book–it's one of my very favorite picture books.  If you don't have a copy

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Jargon Journal April Bundle

We're sliding in under the wire, but here is the April bundle of Jargon Journal units! Click here to read more about the importance of vocabulary instruction. Click here to read more about the Jargon Journal program. Here's what we've picked for April: April Foolishness  — Buy the book April

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Jargon Journal March Bundle

The March Jargon Journal Bundle is here! Click here to read more about the importance of vocabulary instruction. Click here to read more about the Jargon Journal program. Here's a run down of the March Bundle. In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb – Buy the book In Like

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Tools for Vocabulary Instruction: A Teacher Resource Pack

Greetings, felicitations, and welcome! We’re back with a bundle of vocabulary resources to help you advance the lexicons of your burgeoning wordophiles!  Although some of these pieces were designed to be used in connection with our Jargon Journal program, they can easily be adapted for other vocabulary activities. Self Assessments

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Jargon Journal February Bundle

The February Jargon Journal Bundle is here! Click here to read more about the importance of vocabulary instruction. Click here to read more about the Jargon Journal program. Here's a run down of the February Bundle. Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather – Buy the book Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather

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Jargon Journal January Bundle

I can't believe I forgot to post about our January bundle of interactive vocabulary notebook units (aka the Jargon Journal.)  Click here to read more about the importance of vocabulary instruction. Click here to read more about the Jargon Journal program. Here's a run down of the January Bundle. Martin's

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The Night Before New Years Vocabulary Unit

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and here’s to a happy new year! Thanks for all your support in 2013. Just a quick post to let you know that we’ve got 4 new vocabulary units coming for your Jargon Journal for January. But we’ve also got a

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Top 5 Christmas Themed Traditional Tales

1. The House that Santa Built by Dianne de Las Casas  W New for 2013, this is a Christmasy spin on that old favorite The House that Jack Built.  The author tries hard to work in lots of sound words: creak, clap, stomp, squeak, etc. 2. The Little Red Elf by

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Top 5 The Night Before Christmas Reads

It’s a classic poem.  We’ve all heard it.  We can probably recite it.  But how can you not love it?? And with such beautifully illustrated versions available, you’ll want to make it part of your Christmas library.  Of course, it’ll be hard to narrow it down to just one.  Every

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Top 5 Feliz Navidad Reads

#1 A Pinata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twleve Days of Christmas by Pat Mora  W A secret amiga is bringing gifts for the twelve days of Christmas.  There are pinatas and pastelitos and doce angelitos. #2 Hurray for Three Kings’ Day by Lori Marie Carlson  WWW The author

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Top 5 Dino Christmas Reads

#1 Dinosaur Christmas by Jerry Pallotta W Have you ever wondered how Santa delivered all the presents before the reindeer?  Dinosaurs of course! #2 How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? by Jane Yolen W A festive installment in the great “How do Dinosaurs?” series.  There’s also a Hannukah version. #3 Dear Santasaurus

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