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Working with new words in a variety of ways helps build vocabulary knowledge. One strategy for working with words is to use vocabulary graphic organizers. Vocabulary graphic organizers are visual tools that help students organize and explore the relationships between words, their meanings, related concepts, and much more. These organizers provide a structured framework ... Read More

Are you looking for an engaging and meaningful way to review prefixes with your students? This post shares a high-interest free prefix reading passage (with extension activities) designed specifically to authentically review a variety of prefixes with your 4th and 5th graders in the context of reading. About the Prefix Reading Passage Practice This prefix practice ... Read More

Children and adults both love "Minute to Win It" games and challenges, and they are perfect to incorporate into the classroom for instant excitement and engagement. This post shares the three ways to use "Minute to Win it" games in the classroom and a free PDF with directions for 25 games to use in your classroom.   What are "Minute to Win It" Games? "Minute ... Read More

Do you want to engage your students AND improve their vocabulary and morphological skills with one activity? This post shares details about creating and implementing a word chain activity using morphology with your 4th and 5th graders (including freebies to help you get started!). This morphology activity is not only engaging, but also a great way to develop a deeper ... Read More

Morphology instruction can greatly improve students' vocabulary and comprehension skills. This post shares several engaging and effective morphology activities that teachers can use to help students understand and use morphemes (prefixes, suffixes, bases, and roots). These activities include lots of free activities (including a huge email exclusive freebie!) and also ... Read More

When testing is over and summer break is on the horizon, it can be a challenge to keep students engaged and learning. One way to use this time is to review literacy skills that always seem to need a review AND are engaging for students. Idioms (and other figurative language) are always a great skill to incorporate into end of year activities. This post will share a free ... Read More


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Welcome friends! I’m Jennifer Findley: a teacher, mother, and avid reader. I believe that with the right resources, mindset, and strategies, all students can achieve at high levels and learn to love learning. My goal is to provide resources and strategies to inspire you and help make this belief a reality for your students. Learn more about me.