Welcome to Susan Jones Teaching! Susan is a former primary and literacy teacher focused on providing quality, research-based ideas to help K-2 teachers all over the globe. She loves to come up with creative ways to engage students and help every child reach their fullest potential. Susan understands the stressful demands of teaching and strives to help lessen the burden on teachers by sharing activities and lessons that are standards-based and ready-to-use!

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Reader’s Workshop in the First Grade Classroom


Do you use Reader’s Workshop in your first grade classroom?!   It was an absolute game-changer for me when I started researching and implementing Reader’s Workshop and its benefits in a primary classroom. I really wanted to get away from the overwhelming prep of literacy centers and I had my “aha!” moment when I walked […]

Chapter Book Read Alouds for Grades 1-3

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It is no surprise that I love a good read aloud. I have written numerous posts about why I love interactive read alouds and spent years finding the perfect picture books to use to teach different skills in my primary classroom. It wasn’t until later that I began to dive into some of our favorite […]

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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