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Helping Readers Bloom Spring Link-up

Using the Novel Wishtree by Katherine Applegate to Promote ReadingWelcome to the Helping Readers Bloom Spring Link-up.

The Reading Crew is a group of primary through middle school reading specialists. About three to four times a year, we share materials and ideas through a blog link up. Enjoy reading through our posts and collecting free materials to use in your classroom this spring. Links to all the posts are found at the end of this post. Before you leave, enter the rafflecopter also found at end of this post. The raffle will be open from 4/6/18 (6:00 AM EST) to 4/11/18 at (6:00 AM EST). We are giving away over $600.00 in prizes including an Apple iPad mini WiFi + gift cards for a total of 8 winners. Have a great time exploring our blog posts, and I wish you luck in the raffle!
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3D Root Word Trees



Your students will love turning an ordinary brown paper bag into making these 3D root word trees. Free printables are provided.Vocabulary Trees

Last week I shared an idea on how to make paper bag trees with apples for vocabulary words. This post is an extension of that project.

3D Root Word Trees 


I saw a craft pin on Pinterest for making a fall tree out of a small paper bag. [Here’s the link to the original pin.] Ideas started bouncing around in my head about ways to turn this craft into an educational project for my students. I decided that if we used full-sized grocery bags to make larger trees, my students could add leaves with words or even 3D ghosts to their trees. The ghosts would have enough space to write not only words containing the root but definitions and sentences with the words as well.

Here is the link to download the printable that includes instructions for making the project as well as the needed printables.  Create these fun 3D root words trees. A perfect craftivity for Halloween ~~ FREE printables


Gay Miller

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