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This free weekly email is loaded with ready-to-use strategies and videos to help you build strong readers and writers. Whether you teach kindergarten, AP english, or anywhere in between, you'll learn tips and tricks to make an immediate impact in your classroom.  


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Each week, you'll receive ready-to-use strategies that will help you build strong readers and writers. 

The BIG IDEAS! newsletter is a free resource, loaded with ready-to-use strategies, videos, and more! Whether you teach kindergarten, AP English, or a content-area subject, all K-12 teachers will find practical strategies to strengthen their reading and writing instruction.

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