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Growing Readers and Writers with Help from Mother Goose

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Growing Readers and Writers with Help from Mother Goose

Grade K
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time 5-10 minutes per session
Lesson Author

Devon Hamner

Devon Hamner

Grand Island, Nebraska


National Council of Teachers of English


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Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Using Word Walls to Develop and Maintain Academic Vocabulary

In this guide, you will learn how to use Word Walls to support vocabulary development and retention.


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Professional Library  |  Book

What Research Really Says about Teaching and Learning to Read

This collection examines “official” views of the teaching and learning of reading—those endorsed by the National Reading Panel, No Child Left Behind, and Reading First initiatives—and challenges the assumptions on which the views are based.


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Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Acting Out with Mother Goose

Act out a story after reading it. Work together to create a script and make costumes and props. Then invite others to watch and hear your story!


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