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Conversations in Literacy · 3d ago

Welcome to Parent Teacher Conferences!

It's almost Parent Teacher Conference time!  I am always looking for ideas to display stud...
Conversations in Literacy · 1W ago

Organizing Student Learning

Organizing student learning can be a large undertaking, but interactive reading notebooks really help.  I find myself telling my students a LOT that our brains learn best when we are organiz...
Conversations in Literacy · 3W ago

Growth Mindset in Reading

Growth mindset is generally known as developing your abilities through dedication and hard work.  I like to say its persevering even when the job is difficult.  Learning not to just give up; try something else.  And growth mindset is a great way for ...
Conversations in Literacy · 1M ago

It's All in the Name and a Freebie

Name activities for kindergarteners are fun!  Kids just love their names and any activity that includes their name is going to be engaging for them.  Once you get your class list, it would be a good idea to type them all up on colored paper and lamin...
Conversations in Literacy · 1M ago

Reading Anchor Charts Just Right Books and Shoes

It's that time of year of teaching procedures and expectations.  One of those for my class is how to find a just right book.  This is difficult for many of my little readers.  I use the anal...
Conversations in Literacy · 1M ago

Reading Tips for Parents and Freebies

Parents love to get tips about reading so they can help at home.  I like to send home reading folders with all my reading tips for parents.  What I hear from my parents is that they really w...
Conversations in Literacy · 2M ago

Table Baskets and Retelling

It's that time of year we get all of our materials set up and ready for guided reading.  I wanted to give you a peek of how my table baskets are set up.  Be sure to read to the end, there are are couple of freebies!Here is my list of items for guided...
Conversations in Literacy · 2M ago

Pigeon, Mo, Kohls and Fun!

Were you one of the many teachers who went to Kohl's and got the Mo Willems animals?  I was so excited to get mine!  My students adore the Mo Willems books, so I know they are going to be be...
Conversations in Literacy · 2M ago

DATA...It's Not A Four Letter Word

DATA...It is not a four letter word.  Okay, technically it is a four letter word.  But data is not a bad word.  Neither is RTI.  With a few tips and some organization, RTI can be the process...
Conversations in Literacy · 2M ago

Back To School Teacher Survival Kit

Already, it is almost Back to School time!  As I start thinking about getting my room put back together, I am thinking about my Teacher Survival Kit!  A Teacher Survival Kit should include things you might need during the day or night at school that ...