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Conversations in Literacy · 20h 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 · 6d 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 · 2W 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 · 3W 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 ...
Conversations in Literacy · 3W ago

Tools for Teaching Fluency

As I begin to think about heading back to school (just how does summer go so fast?), I am planning for fluency activities.  Fluency activities and the tools I will need to help students improve their reading.You don't need lots and lots of items to t...
Conversations in Literacy · 4W ago

Let's Talk Fluency: Building and Strengthening

Reading with fluency can be a difficult thing to achieve for some readers.  Fluency needs to be modeled, practiced, and approached in a strategic manner for those that it does not come naturally.  Fluency activities also need to be multi-dimensional....
Conversations in Literacy · 1M ago

Teacher Book Stack

What's in your Teacher Book Stack for this summer?  I have some brand new ones and a few go-to teacher professional development resources that I like to revisit during the summer.  I just don't have the time during the school year to read and study a...
Conversations in Literacy · 1M ago

Summer Climb, Not Summer Slide

I know every teacher gets concerned about the Summer Slide for students who do not read over the summer.  For my young students, they still need the guidance of parents to help be sure they read.  Not all my students have that support at home.  And f...
Conversations in Literacy · 1M ago

Tips for Games in the Classroom

Games are such a fun way for students to get in extra practice with word work and other reading skills that they need to strengthen.  One of my students favorite games is Candy Land.  They love those picture cards!  Except when they get sent to the b...
Conversations in Literacy · 2M ago

Roll It! Differentiation Cubes

We are using these differentiation cubes ALL the time!  Kids love rolling them and I love that they are quiet when students are using them.  I ordered mine from Amazon.  They are great for literacy and for math activities.  Sometimes each small group...