I grew up during a time where reading the Sunday comics was considered a quick pass time, but most definitely not considered reading. My family raised me on the belief that reading was sitting with a book and absorbing multiple chapters, not a quick…
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Written by: Katrina Cavagna Are your students having trouble identifying where to place the apostrophe inside of their contractions? Are they just not “getting” contractions in general? Are you looking for something extremely fun that may actually stick in their minds for more than…
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Katrina, the creator of The Genius Educator, is a full-time middle & high school teacher and furbaby mama to a golden retriever. She is a lover of fitness, creativity, hunting, outdoor adventure and surrounding herself with the most supportive and positive people around.
With five years of teaching experience in New York, she creates lessons that are Common Core rigorous and yet still stimulating for all types of learners! She is constantly researching and networking to provide her fellow educators with the best resources for their own young geniuses.