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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!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I have to share an oldie-but-a-goodie handprint craft I love doing with my students this time
I honestly don’t know where the time has gone. How are we already in the second half of the school year?! Hello, 2023! With
There are some books that every teacher should read, either to fill their teacher’s soul or perfect their craft! Today, I’m sharing nine books
For the past few years, on the first day back from Winter Break, I’ve had my kids work on their own New Year’s Resolutions.
I’m working as an interventionist this school year, and I can’t wait to share my intervention classroom with you! Just in case you missed
Happy fall, teachers! Thanksgiving break is just around the corner, and then it’s just a skip and a hop to the holidays! If you’re
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