Reading K-6

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Share ideas and give advice for delivering effective reading lessons.

What do your students seem to struggle with the most: phonics/decoding skills, reading comprehension, fluency/stamina, or background knowledge? I know they all go hand in hand, but what's most lacking

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best middle-grade novels to hook students?

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Do you have any say in the reading program that your school adopts? What program do you use?

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How do I help students increase their reading fluency and stamina?

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How do I get students to expand their sentences/give more details?

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Do any of your districts use any of Amplify, Wit & Wisdom, or American Reading Company for ELA curriculum resources? Our district is updating our materials and these are 3 we're looking at. Reviews?

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Does anyone use Open Up resources for ELA? It's free and I'm thinking about signing up.

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I saw another teacher whose students made her a xmas tree for the classroom out of books and lights and then made book reviews in the shape of oranaments. Feeling inspired!

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Have any of you started a reading program where students read to shelter dogs? I saw an article about it and would love to try it!

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How many of you assess reading levels with the SRI? Do you think it's accurate?

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What are your favorites research websites for grades 4-5?

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I have a new student who is a Spanish speaker. I don't know any Spanish. Any apps/resources that you recommend to help me brush up on my Spanish? Any teaching tips?

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Does anyone use the EL curriculum?

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Does anyone in the elementary grades in title one schools use a workshop method for reading and writing? I am struggling to understand the effectiveness of the tip a day thing (we use tcrwp).

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What are you the supplies you're always running out of?

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Favorite picture books for 2019 (for read alouds for upper elementary)?

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