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Pre-Reading Skills Phonics passages allow early readers to focus on decoding words. It is important to provide students with frequent opportunities to develop their skills as word decoders. Prior to

Some of the first words our students learn to read are CVC words. CVC words are easy to segment and blend. They follow predictable vowel patterns, so they are perfect

spring close reading

It’s no secret that close reading is near and dear to my heart. Really, any topic and literacy is near and dear to my heart! I love seasonal reading even

spring lesson plans

It is so hard to believe that we are about to turn the corner into spring! This school year has thrown many ups and downs at us all, but we’ve


One of my favorite center activities of all time is Think, Draw, Write. I’ve shared about this activity in the past here and here. Today I want to show you how to use

I have an engaging digital Easter literacy idea for you! Are you using digital activities that much more, even if you’re back in the classroom, physically? I think the pandemic


I have an exciting announcement! Spring digital guided reading sets are here! I have shared about digital guided reading in the past. You can read this post to see all that comes

St. Patrick’s Day is coming and I’ve got a few literacy activities to share with you! As always, it’s nice to tap into holidays/events to get kiddos excited about learning.

One reason I love Guided Reading is because of the ability to keep groups fluid. This can happen when using running record data to inform your decisions about groups. I


We’ve seen an increasing emphasis on non-fiction texts in classrooms of all ages. When the common core standards were adopted, they placed more attention on students being able to comprehend