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  1. I've always struggled with teaching this, and seeing the way you do it has really helped a lot! Thank you so much for the great ideas!

  2. When I tried clicking on HERE, I only got a blank page. Is the link gone or….? I love your things and use many of them in my 4th grade classroom. I am going to start the year with this activity. I have tried several different ways to teach this, but yours makes the most sense. Thanks for all your creativity!

  3. It's like pulling teeth to get kiddos to do this. Thank you for the practice sheets! They will definitely come in handy to put in their reading INBs.

  4. I'm wondering what grade you would teach this in? I'm a new teacher of first grade and wonder if they could handle this. I love it!

  5. I can't even begin to describe how awesome and perfect this is for the first few weeks of school! This is going in my lesson plans. Thank you for yet another outstanding resource that is so easy to follow and involve the students.

  6. You are right, no matter what we think, they always need to review this and the beginning of the year is a good time for this fun activity!

  7. I always teach this skill at the beginning of the year, but these ideas are perfect! I just bought your task card set for Awesome Answers and I can't wait to put them into action with my third graders! Thank you for such a fantastic lesson idea!

  8. I did this lesson with my students last spring when I found your resource. This was an awesome lesson to do with them! They had a great time with the task cards.
    I did it again today – they had a blast! To see their confusion with the “bad” answers (did this one first) was hilarious! Once they did both, it was interesting to hear their responses on the differences of the question sets. Completely eye-opening for many, and you were right, the discussions and recognizing the use of “trash can words” like “it, they, there,” etc… was incredible for me! I wonder… have you considered translating them to Spanish? I’m happy to help!