Teaching Our Hearts Out
This is something I’ve played around with a lot over the years, and I’m excited for my plan for this
After we complete our close read of a text (which, remember, might just be a portion of the text, I
At some point during the close read (and I’m very strategic about this because this is one of the ways
As part of my series on my new and improved reading block, today I’m exploring the close reading portion of
As part of my series on my new and improved reading block, today I’m exploring the inferencing warm-up that I
I’ve been using a lot of the research offered by Reading Rockets to shape what I’m doing in my classroom.
My district is making a big push for three different instructional strategies: 1) Summarization, 2) Graphic Organizers, 3) Vocabulary. My
If you walk into my classroom, you’ll instantly see my obsession with graphic organizers. My kids eat and breathe graphic
Anyone who tells you otherwise is either lying or hasn’t lived in 21st century America. Last week, laziness led to
In the past, I’ve never really gotten behind the whole “test prep” movement. There are a couple reasons for this.