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Introducing choice can be so hard with Daily 5-especially with those younger kiddos. Catherine from The Brown Bag Teacher does a great job of taking you through introducing the element of choice into Daily 5. It's such a key component in creating student engagement. It's definitely worth the effort to bring into your classroom!
Dogs and Cats. Main idea and details. Dana from Prepping the Primary Gridiron shares a great post on bringing these together (as usual!!)
Starting guided reading can be overwhelming! While there are a number of wonderful professional reading books that get into the guts of guided reading (like I wrote about here), Melissa from Inspire Me ASAP! does an awesome job of breaking it down in a way that helps you see what you need to do to get started and the path to follow.
So, this is a cheater post because it's from the end of September, but it's a good one and totally worth breaking the rules for! Amber from Peppy Zesty Teacherista takes you through the bane of a third grade teacher's existence-summaries.
Because the same thing over and over can get B-O-R-I-N-G, Molly from Lucky to Be in First shares a few ideas to perk up your word work. (Keep digging around to find her post on writing. I love her Weekend Report!)
I loved reading Ashley from Shroeder Shenanigans' post on her visit to Ron Clark Academy. I'd love to visit this school one day and see these amazing educators in action. Hope over to her blog to read about her experience and get inspired.
Any blog posts from the past month that you loved?