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Category: 3rd Grade

Jargon Journal Christmas Bundle

We are having so much fun making our new Jargon Journal units and the feedback from you guys has been wonderful.  Click here to read more about the importance of vocabulary instruction. Click here to read more about the Jargon Journal program. We have a bundle of Christmas units in the

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Jargon Journal Thanksgiving Bundle

We are so excited about the great feedback we're getting from you about our new interactive vocabulary notebook, the Jargon Journal! If you were wondering, we WILL be releasing more units going forward so you should always have plenty to choose from if you decide to implement this program. Be

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Acquiring Vocabulary with an Interactive Vocabulary Notebook

  Words are not just words. They are the nexus—the interface—between communication and thought.  When we read, it is through words that we build, refine, and modify our knowledge. What makes vocabulary valuable and important is not the words themselves so much as the understandings they afford. –Marilyn Jager Adams

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Vital Vocabulary

Above vocabulary foldable courtesy of Laura Candler Why teach vocabulary? There’s no hyperbole in saying: Vocabulary is the best single indicator of intellectual ability and an accurate predictor of success at school. — W.B. Elley Vocabulary matters.  It really, really matters.  In a recent study, researchers took a look at

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Favorite Halloween Reads

Some people shop for shoes.  Some people love purses.  I couldn’t care less about either of those, but when it comes to holiday books, I’m a junkie!  Christmas books are my drug of choice, but I’ll take a hit off a St. Patrick’s Day book or back-to-school book (or Groundhog’s

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Chunk Spelling

Spelling is one of those things that EVERYONE has an opinion about and very few people agree on. I think that the best way to learn how to spell is to spend extensive time reading and writing. I also believe that a weekly word list has very little carryover into

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Works For Us Wednesday: Secret Scrap

Heidi says: We were cutting a lot of papers for math the other day which, inevitably, left a blanket of confetti on the floor. It’s those moment when I’d like to kiss the person that invented “secret scrap.” I do it a little differently than Emily, so I’ll let her

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