I am a big believer that one of the things that can make the biggest impact on your students’ reading growth in a school year is buy-in from their families! The kind of literacy work that’s happening at home can make a huge impact on the kind of engagement you see from students in the
Why Focus On Digital Fluency? I can hardly believe that it’s already the beginning of August! This summer has somehow flown by, after a very long, very tedious spring! I can’t believe we’re already talking about going digital with so many resources, including my Fluency passages. We’re coming up on back to school season right
Teaching Guided Reading, Digitally! I wrote in this post a few weeks back that I am so thankful that I started turning my Guided Reading Passages into digital resources a few years ago. Who knew that we would need them as much as we do? With all of the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming school year,
Google Slides: Built-in Tools While you’re working in Google Slides, you’ll see quite a few options in the toolbar. These can be used by your students to show their interactions with the text. I’m so appreciative of a teacher, Ashley, who reached out and shared how her students were using the shape tools to annotate their
Using Passages within Google Slides When I created the digital format of my fiction Guided Reading Passages in 2017, I had no idea just how needed they’d be in the future. I made them because I love using technology. I think it is such a good tool, when used well. Fast forward to now and I’m knee
Distance Learning Differences Distance learning looks different based on the school you’re at. I wanted to share some ideas of how teachers are using my passages to help keep their students reading while they aren’t in the classroom together. Some teachers are using my printable Guided Reading packs, while others are using my Digital Guided Reading packs.
Distance Learning and Google Classroom Since teachers aren’t currently able to sit right in front of their students to conduct Guided Reading groups, some adjustments need to be made. If you own my Digital Guided Reading Passages packs, you may want to break up the passages into each individual passage to assign one at a time to
Going 1:1 in the Classroom I remember being so excited when the school I was working at a few years ago decided to go 1:1. I love technology and was looking forward to implementing it into my intervention groups. My students had both iPads and Macbooks, depending on the grade level. Sure there was a
I posted this freebie a long time ago, but I never really blogged about it, so I’m doing that today…hopefully just in time as everyone heads back to school! I love using QR codes as a way to both practice literacy skills and engage my little readers. Since I know how engaged my little readers
I love new technology…I also love being organized, guided reading and all things that keep me on track to make my readers as successful as possible. I am thrilled to share this amazing Guided Reading app with you that was created by a teacher who also loves all these things that I listed! The GRo
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Elementary educators who love to create engaging resources and provide ideas for other teachers!