The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

July 22, 2016
by Evan-Moor
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Teacher to Teacher: 5 Ways TeacherFileBox Will Change Your Life

Take it from me, as a second grade teacher and mom of two, time is my nemesis. A resource that saves me countless hours in lesson development is Evan-Moor’s TeacherFileBox online.With TeacherFileBox, I was able to access differentiated instruction for … Continue reading

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

April 21, 2015
by Evan-Moor
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Emergency Substitute Lesson Plans

All teachers quickly learn that staying home sick is so much more work than just going to school! We’ve all gone into school on days when we know we should have stayed home. But what if it wasn’t so much … Continue reading

March 3, 2015
by Evan-Moor
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Catching Leprechauns – Kindergarten Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Trapping magical leprechauns appeals to the imagination of young children. My teenage children still remember the delight in finding their kindergarten classroom turned upside down by mischievous leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day. Their kindergarten teacher created memorable traditions around St. … Continue reading

February 17, 2015
by Evan-Moor
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Common Core Reading and Writing – Ways to Support Students and a Free Sampler of Common Core Lessons!

Research shows that reading and writing are interconnected and interdependent, and that a child’s literacy development is dependent upon the integration of both. The Common Core State Standards further emphasize vocabulary knowledge, close reading, and text-based writing as ways to … Continue reading

February 11, 2015
by Evan-Moor
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For the Love of Letters: Giving Kids Purposeful Writing Practice

Dear Homeschoolers, Isn’t it fun to get a REAL letter in the mail? You know how you are sorting through the bills, the junk mail, and then…there it is: a REAL letter. It makes you smile, right? I would guess … Continue reading

June 4, 2014
by Evan-Moor
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Lesson Roundup: Activities for the End of the School Year and Summer Learning

Whether you’re looking for a quality lesson to fill a gap in your lesson plan or an educational activity to keep your child learning over the summer, use this blog as a resource! This “lesson roundup” features Joy of Teaching … Continue reading

February 14, 2014
by Evan-Moor
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Simple and Effective Common Core Vocabulary Lessons

Vocabulary is an essential focus of Common Core, with emphasis placed on teaching vocabulary through meaningful engagement, not memorization. We know this is ideal, but how do we give students meaningful experiences with words? Our veteran teachers on staff have … Continue reading