Welcome to Susan Jones Teaching! I taught first grade for 5 years before accepting a primary literacy position at a local school. When I am not running around with my two little boys, I am cooking, drinking coffee, and shopping online (usually at the same time). I hope you’ll spend some time looking around my site as I share my ideas, resources, and experiences from the classroom!

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Why You NEED Interactive Read Aloud Time in your Classroom

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What is an Interactive Read Aloud? An interactive read aloud is a planned and purposeful read aloud that you can incorporate into your daily and weekly lessons. Interactive read alouds help build students’ fluency and comprehension while teaching specific skills. Students are involved and engaged in the read aloud process instead of passive. These planned read alouds […]

My THREE Favorite Classroom Management Tips


As every new school year approaches, I begin to get my mind ready for a new year of students. This always includes thinking of my classroom management approach. I like to try new things each year because each group of students is entirely unique and has a different set of needs than the classroom before.

Free Hands On Addition Activities!

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Hands-on math. I love it, I live for it, I believe in it. Nothing keeps my students engaged more than getting their hands on a piece of the action. I spent this past year focusing on math and trying to come up with tons of engaging activities, lessons, and games for first grade students. 

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