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4 Ways to Repurpose Alphabet Picture Cards
Do you have tons of alphabet picture cards from all of the reading series your district has moved on from? No worries, I’m going to share with you a few activities that you can use in your classroom! Let’s repurpose those ABC picture cards! Read on or press play! This
What is a Sound Wall?
Sound walls have been sweeping across the nation recently, replacing word walls in classrooms all over. Why? This is because sound walls are an important part of the science of reading. They help students to understand how speech maps to print, and how the two work together to create meaning.
Setting Up Your Classroom for Writing
Writing instruction can and should begin in kindergarten. Starting a writers’ workshop in kindergarten can be scary if you’re not sure where to begin! Before launching a writing workshop, make sure that you set your class up to promote writing! Read on or press play for a few tips on
Planning a Read-Aloud
So you want to plan a teacher read-aloud? As educators, we have been told time and time again how read-alouds are important. It’s so important to really think about what we want to accomplish, move on to planning our read-aloud, and then prepping what we need. Today I’m going to
What is a read-aloud?
Reading books is just what teachers do, but why? Are you wondering what a teacher read aloud is all about? In this post, I’m going to share with you exactly what it is, and why it’s so important in your classroom. Read on or press play for more info! What
What is the Simple View of Reading?
The simple view of reading has been a big part of the science of reading that is sweeping across educational circles. But what is it exactly, and how can we use it to inform our instruction? It’s no secret that reading problems in students have grown exponentially in recent years.