100 Reading Comprehension Questions for Student Engagement

Are you looking for a simple way to assess your students' comprehension and generate quality conversations in your guided reading groups? I have compiled a list of 100 reading comprehension questions to use with literature or nonfiction texts at the elementary level. Quick Guide to these Reading Comprehension Questions: Pre-Reading Questions #1-16During…

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25 Questions to Ask Your Kids After School

We've all been there. Your kids get home from school and you ask, "How was your day?" without even thinking. They reply with something equally generic like "Good" and we all move on without any elaboration. Fortunately, that's not where the conversation has to stop. Finding out about your child's day doesn't…

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Football Activities for Kids: Keep Learning All Season

So your favorite team is scoring big this season... How do you keep your students focused on learning when they have football fever? Integrate football into their daily classwork! Check out the football activities for kids I created today. I don't know how your football team is doing, but it's a very…

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Printable Games for Teachers

Want to get to know your colleagues better at a team meeting? Are you a principal looking to get your teachers up and talking to each other at a faculty meeting or PD session? Are you trying to build a sense of community in your school among your coworkers? Want to get some laughs or…

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10 Tips to Beat Stress When You’re Overwhelmed

Stress.  From Tony Soprano or Homer Simpson, no one is immune to feeling overwhelmed from time to time. I know a lot of teachers in particular who get stressed out over the balancing act they constantly have to master in their busy jobs. I thought the end of the school year would…

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Gift Card Giveaway!

Just in time for the Teachers Pay Teachers sitewide sale, I have a gift card giveaway happening now!To enter, click here and complete the entry form for a chance to win!The winner will be notified by 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 via the email address provided in the form.Good luck!!

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Happy New Year!

It's 2019! I hope everyone reading this is having a wonderful start to this new year. Even though I know I'm not a different person than I was yesterday, I always feel a sense of optimism at the start of each year. It's actually one of my favorite things about being a teacher,…

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