I shared last week that we do a different Christmas book tradition. Rather than wrap 25 books under the tree, I do a 10-day countdown and a new book and craft appear in the Christmas tree basket each ... READ the POST
The Lowdown on Literacy Live!
If you've been following me over on Instagram and Facebook, you know how excited I am to be working on my Literacy Live courses, bringing my love of novel studies and using authentic, quality ... READ the POST
Building and Maintaining a Successful Classroom Library
Study after study has proven what we as educators know, the more contact children have with books, the better readers they become. Is this the only factor that affects comprehension? Of course not, ... READ the POST
Tips and Tricks for Setting Up Writer’s Workshop
Making your classroom an inviting place for writers can be a tricky thing to do. If your kiddos have never experienced Writer's Workshop before, it can seem incredibly daunting to set it up in your ... READ the POST
If You’re Not Teaching with REAL BOOKS You’re Doing it Wrong!
This blog post has been weighing on my heart for too long, and I feel like it's time to put it out there! This is something I believe to my very core. So here it is, no apologies, my literacy ... READ the POST
Why DON’T My Comprehension Strategies Stick?
As a reading teacher, you've most likely spent countless hours creating and planning reading lessons, hoping that this one will be the one that they will remember and apply all year long. And even ... READ the POST