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An Easy Approach to Vocabulary


Y’all, I’ve said it before: I hate teaching vocabulary. I do. It’s the worst and I’m the worst at it. (The worst as in, I just don’t because I’m so bad). In the past, vocabulary has felt like a…

First Semester and the Future

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I have been out of the blogging scene for several months now, and I can’t even explain to you why. I still enjoy writing, I still love reading blogs, I still have ideas, but I’ve just been feeling rather…

What I’ve Read Lately: Chick Lit

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I haven’t written much lately, but I have read a LOT. I just finished book number 42 of the year, and I’ve really discovered some gems! Over the next few days, I hope to share my favorites organized by…

#onelittleword for 2019: Dedicate

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For the past few years, I have chosen “one little word” to guide me through the year, and for the most part, it’s been great. (But in full disclosure, last year I forgot my word! OOPS!) This year, I…

Favorite Finds: Instructional Strategies


I haven’t been writing much this school year, but I have been reading a lot! When I (re)started this blog in the summer of 2017, I started a Friday feature, but I couldn’t keep up with it. I’m going…


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One year at Thanksgiving, when I was around 7 years old, I took the thanks part of Thanksgiving very seriously. I encouraged my older siblings and parents to express their gratitude around the dinner table. I took the opportunity…