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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


It’s no secret that teaching phonics is one of the most important pieces of the K-2 literacy block! If you teach primary grades, you already know that your students’ ability


Reading confidence matters. The way that a child thinks about him or herself as a reader early-on is carried through all of the school years. This is true for all

Do you need some new literacy ideas for the month of February, specifically for letters and words? Well, I’m super excited to share some extra fun activities with you! February

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