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HI, I'M LEIGH
Hey there, I’m Leigh! I’m an elementary school teacher with over 13 years of classroom experience, most of that being in 2nd grade! The Applicious Teacher is all about creating hands-on and engaging lessons that align with the standards while still having time for a life outside of school. This is your place for ideas, tips, and resources for the REAL teacher!
Writing All Year
Do your students cheer when it comes to writing time? They should be! Writing All Year is designed to help you plan and implement engaging, standard’s-aligned writing projects in your 2nd through 4th grade classroom week after week. Classroom-friendly and low prep, you and your students will love these expository, persuasive, and narrative writing projects! Three cheers for writing!
BEYOND THE TEXT UNITS
Imagine leaving school on a Friday afternoon knowing that your reading and writing lesson plans are filled with fun and engaging lessons that build deep and meaningful comprehension. Now imagine that all you had to do was hit print. No this isn’t a dream, Beyond the Text Units are designed to bring deep and meaningful reading comprehension to your 2nd and 3rd-grade classroom with minimal prep. Each Beyond the Text unit centers around a carefully selected book and includes everything you need to teach multiple standards in reading and writing for the week.
READING COMPREHENSION ASSESSMENTS
Reading Comprehension Assessments at your fingertips! These best-selling reading tests are the perfect way for you to check reading comprehension acquisition quickly and easily! Assessments are available in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-grade levels! All assessments include answer keys and a reference chart for you to easily find the topics, levels, and standards of each assessment. Also available in digital form!
Make this easy three-ingredient strawberry-scented slime for your students as a fun Valentine’s Day activity! What’s pink, red, and gooey and smells of sweet
Looking for fun and engaging ideas for teaching fractions in your 2nd-grade classroom? This post includes tons of ideas for fraction activities for your
This Arctic Animals Research Mini-book project is the perfect way to warm up your learning this season! One of the most challenging lessons your
Today, we are tackling the anchor chart storage chaos and discussing ways to level up your classroom organization game. Having designated anchor chart storage
January is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to start planning your bulletin board ideas now! Honestly, I always feel like
What should I teach at my teacher table during small group reading lessons? I get asked this question A LOT! And honestly, I know
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