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9 Argumentative Text Examples that are Appropriate for 3rd Grade
You AND your third grade students will love reading and analyzing these argumentative text passages. Be sure to grab the free argumentative text article at the top!
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Strategies for Supporting English Language Learners
Welcoming and supporting English language learners - 3 Strategies you can use in your classroom. This is a must read if you have ELLs on your class list. These strategies are great for supporting English language learners AND everyone else in the room.
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FREE Context Clues Task Cards Third Grade
Looking for fun context clues activities for third grade? You and your students will love these free context clues task cards for third grade! Digital options include audio that provides oral admin to your students. Check out the free context clues task cards and all the options they include: Boom Cards, Google Slides, Seesaw, and Printable! This free set is school-themed and is perfect for back-to-school season or year-round!
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Back to School Night Made Easy
Make it look like you have it all together, even if your room is still in boxes, by hosting a well-organized back to school night. These tips and ideas will help you get and stay organized for back to school season. Plus, your parents will be so impressed when they show up to meet the teacher night. You have mountains of work to do as you prepare for back to school. Let me do the heavy lifting for you and help you prepare for your back to school night!
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Make a Great Impression on Meet the Teacher Night with QR Codes and Digital Forms
See how you can use QR codes to share your teacher contact information and more at meet the teacher night. Your parents will be so impressed with you this back to school season. And they'll be so happy to leave meet the teacher night without the millions of loose papers they're normally sent home with. These meet the teacher night ideas will make going back to school so much smoother.
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16 Back to School Books Third Graders Will Love
3rd Grade Back to School Books Start the year with rich and engaging back-to-school read-alouds your third graders will love. #thirdgrade #backtoschoolbooks #backtoschool #backtoschoolthirdgrade
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Fun Icebreaker Activities for Kids First Day of School - Great Back to School Games!
These 8 simple and fun icebreaker games for kids will make preparing for back to school a breeze. The icebreaker activities like the All About Me Collage and Classmate BINGO are great getting to know you activities. Fun icebreaker games like This or That and the Dice Game are wonderful icebreakers for kids that limit the stress and anxiety of coming up with answers. And fun icebreaker questions and Would You Rather questions help your students get to know each other even better.
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20 Biographies for Kids About Inspiring Women
Bring the inspiring stories of remarkable women into your upper elementary classroom with these biographies for kids.
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Task Card Game Show Review
Use this freebie to make a reading review game with the task cards you already have. Such a fun third grade test prep activity!
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3rd Grade STAAR Reading Review
Test prep activities don't have to be boring OR expensive. Here are 6 fun ways to use the task cards you already have to review for STAAR Reading.
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Make STAAR Reading Review Fun with the Task Cards You Already Have - Cultivating Critical Readers
The 6 ideas will help you use the task cards you already have to make 3rd Grade STAAR Reading review fun. via @cultivatingcriticalreaders
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Free Argumentative Text Passage for 3rd Grade - Cultivating Critical Readers
Get your free argumentative passage for 3rd grade and tips on how to select others. via @cultivatingcriticalreaders
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How to Teach Argumentative Text to 3rd Graders - Cultivating Critical Readers
These steps and tips will help you create an engaging and effective argumentative text unit. Be sure to grab the free argumentative passage! via @cultivatingcriticalreaders
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20 Biographies for Kids About Inspiring Women
Bring the inspiring stories of remarkable women into your upper elementary classroom with these biographies for kids.
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5 Fun Context Clues Activities Your Third Graders Will Love
5 Fun Context Clues Activities Your Third Graders Will Love