Access Author Websites for Awesome Interactions with Literature!

  • By Tammy Dunbar
  • 22 February, 2013
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My husband and I read to our two children every night until they were almost out of high school.  There is nothing quite like reading out loud to a child.  … Continue Reading →


Use Online Released Questions to Create Effective Study Aids

  • By Tammy Dunbar
  • 21 February, 2013
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Most state departments of education (like the California Department of Education) release a handful of questions from previous standardized tests online.  Take advantage of this by downloading them (or accessing them … Continue Reading →


Every Test is a Reading Test!

  • By Tammy Dunbar
  • 20 February, 2013
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STAR Math Vocabulary 5th Grad… More PowerPoint presentations from Tammy   Every test is a reading test. Having a strong and diverse vocabulary is the key to doing well on … Continue Reading →


Teacher Geek was Common Core Chic at CSU Monterey Bay!

  • By Tammy Dunbar
  • 11 February, 2013
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We had a great time at CSU Monterey Bay at the Third Annual CSMP Conference this past Saturday, February 9, 2013!  A big thank you to Maria Gutierrez-Stearn of the California … Continue Reading →