The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

September 27, 2016
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A Lesson A Day Keeps Grammar Groans Away

When I was a first-year teacher, a very dear veteran teacher bought me Evan-Moor’s Daily Language Review. After glancing over my students’ writing wall (…sigh), she surprised me with the new book. I’m forever grateful for her kindness! The quick … Continue reading

September 21, 2016
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How Many Words Per Minute Should My Child Read? A Guide to Reading Fluency.

Teachers throw the word “fluency” into parent conferences, but what does it mean, and why is it important? Fluency leads to increased comprehension. And increased comprehension matters, because in grade 3, the shift goes from learning to read to reading … Continue reading

September 8, 2016
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The Ultimate Back-to-School Resource for Your Homeschool

I wanted to share the easiest and most economical resource for homeschooling. It is Evan-Moor’s digital lesson library: TeacherFileBox. Today, I am sharing FIVE reasons why it is beautiful and brilliant to use TeacherFileBox in your homeschooling. You have access … Continue reading

September 1, 2016
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Fall Fun with Apples! Apple-themed classroom activities

Students everywhere are settling into their classroom routines and falling (pun intended) into the rhythm of the school day. As I walk through the produce aisle in the grocery store, I rub my hands in glee. It’s apple time! Apples … Continue reading