latest on the blog

Your Not So Typical Titles For many students, October is all about Halloween. Are you looking for some new books to add into your rotation for the month? I came
Guided Reading Must Haves When leading a Guided Reading lesson, it’s important to make the most of the short amount of time you have with your readers. The more prepared
Literacy Resources for October In order to keep readers engaged month after month, it’s important to switch out materials being used. In this post, you’ll find some freebies to help
Letter Name Recognition Some readers have a tough time identifying letter names. Others have a tough time remembering specific letters. The more readers practice stating the name of letters, the
Engaging Word Work If you’re looking to switch up your word work routines this year, I’ve got a Top 5 List for you which hopefully will add some new pep
Why You Need Fluency Activities Fluency includes a variety of components making it an incredibly important aspect of any balanced literacy program. When students are working on fluency, they’re improving
The Importance of Engaging Readers in Comprehension Readers always need to practice their comprehension.  Whether working independently, in small groups or in a whole class setting during a read aloud,
As the year truly begins to wind down for many, I’ve got a few resources and freebies that will help keep your readers engaged for the remaining weeks of school.
You know how challenging it can be to wait a student out when they’re trying to figure out a word?? Well, there’s a good reason to actually just WAIT: Readers
Some students really have a tough time remembering particular sight words. Whether reading in context, or alone, some words just don’t stick with them. The more opportunities readers have to