A Great Vocabulary (and Reading) Resource!

Wow! Things are really starting to get crazy as summer winds down and school starts up again.
As I’ve been preparing for student teaching (which starts at the end of this week, yay!) I’ve been looking into several teaching resources and reading a lot of teacher websites and blogs. Something I came across a few months ago is ReadWorks, an awesome company with a website that features boatloads of vocabulary words, short reading passages, assessments, lessons, and standards. It is seriously such a great resource! Continue reading

Wordly Wise Time!

“It’s a Wordly Wise day? Awh mannnnnn!”

That was the chorus I heard at the start of every sixth grade class period today. I knew, going in, that students weren’t huge fans of learning the new vocabulary words and then being tested on them every day of the week. It’s monotonous. I totally get it! But…my goal was to present the words to them in a slideshow that was fun and could keep them a little more engaged. Continue reading