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A Time for Giving (and receiving!) December 1, 2012

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Looking for new literacy activities for the classroom? Check out Teacher Created Materials’ December Every Day Giveaway promotion. They are giving away free lessons, readers, and vocabulary cards. Visit the link above to register online. Offer expires December 31, 2012.

TCM’s “Year of the Teacher” giveaway January 2, 2012

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Teacher Created Materials is giving away free ebooks during the month of January. Click here for more information.

because every little bit helps… August 9, 2011

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Staples: Join us for a day of celebration to say thanks for all you do.

Don’t miss these great perks at your local event.

  • FREE thank you gift bag*
  • Great coupon savings
  • Get a sneak peek at must-have new items for your classroom

Help spread the word. Make sure your fellow teachers know about this event.

*FREE gift bag available for first 100 teachers. While supplies last.

Albany Store: 2000 S. Santiam Highway, Albany, OR 97322

Corvallis Store: 720 NE Circle Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97330

Date: Aug 20, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (noon)

Free Reading Resources July 6, 2011

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The U.S. Department of Education has a variety on online resources available. This down-loadable booklet with activities for children from infancy through age six can help teachers share valuable literacy practices with parents so that they can support their child’s learning at home. click here for link

Additional literacy resources for teachers to help improve student performance can be found here.


Visit this website for research-based best practices in literacy. Their mission is to “translate research-based practices into practical tools to improve classroom instruction.”


Looking for ways to expand your classroom library? Check out this site.

Writing Resources June 23, 2011

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Starting July 6, you can be a part of Stenhouse Publishers’ Summer Writing ‘Blogstitute’. Seven of their new authors will be sharing about writing and teaching writing on the Stenhouse Blog. Follow along to gain ideas, interact with other teachers, and possibly win a set of five writing books.


Recently featured on NCTE’s website, Katie Van Sluys’ new book Becoming Writers in the Elementary Classroom: Visions and Decisions also provides some great resources for elementary teachers. You can view sample chapters by clicking the link above.