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Have you read Stuck by Oliver Jeffers? It is hilarious! My children received it as a gift recently and we… Read more Board Books – For Students of All Ages
I recently conducted a quiz with my middle school students. It was a simple fill-in-the-blank open-note quiz designed to check… Read more All Teachers Should Be Language Teachers