The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

May 27, 2015
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One Teacher’s Story: Using Daily Phonics for Assessment

In my first-grade classroom, I use a variety of Evan-Moor daily practice titles for quick lessons and easy assessments. While I don’t always use the lessons sequentially, I’ve found that these titles are valuable to help students practice a skill … Continue reading

May 20, 2015
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How to Prevent Math Summer Learning Loss

Summer learning loss, also referred to as the summer slide, is a fact. While reading tends to be a focus over the summer, it is actually math skills that are often lost over the summer break. “Most students lose about … Continue reading

May 11, 2015
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Tips for Storing and Organizing Centers

As you pack up your classroom, it’s a great time to get organized for the new school year. This blog focuses on one dilemma of classroom organization: how to store centers. Centers take some time to make, but once assembled, … Continue reading

May 8, 2015
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Book Report Project Ideas and Forms

What’s the best book that you’ve read this year? Turn that question into a hands-on book report project. Students can choose their favorite book for imaginative reports and create trading cards, mobiles, pop-up books, board games, and more! Use these … Continue reading