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You may be in a school that has been doing remote learning most of the year. Your students may be just beginning remote learning. Either way, I wanted one spot

Winter Close Reading Passage

Close Reading is one of my favorite methods of instruction in my literacy block. It is such an effective way to teach a new skill so that your students will

Guided Reading Lesson and Text

It’s officially January! Is everyone feeling settled into the second semester yet? I know it’s tough. Especially in a year like this one where the way that you’re teaching now

Winter Think Draw Write

Boost Writing Engagement with Think, Draw, Writing It is important to find ways to make writing engaging in any grade level. But, those formative years of early independent writing may

Digital Guided Reading Story

It is no secret that distance learning is tough. Many teachers are back to virtual learning after having a few, short weeks in the classroom with our students. Others transitioned

Rhyming is a critical skill in the early literacy years. In fact, being able to recognize rhyme scheme is a great indicator of how quickly a child will pick up

Recognizing where syllables are in a word is so critical for helping students (of all ages) decode and increase fluency. Being able to find each vowel sound, which in turn

Guided Reading Student Toolkits It’s important for students to have their own toolkits to use for Guided Reading groups. This year, you may be sending these toolkits home, for remote

Halloween Activity Ideas for Early Readers Most kids just love Halloween! Incorporating Halloween activity ideas into your literacy routine this month helps engage your readers. I’ve got a few ideas

Engaging Writing for Primary Grades It is important to find ways to make writing engaging in any grade level. But, those formative years of early independent writing may be the