Category: Reading

Nonfiction TEI SCOOT Fun!

One of my all time favorite products in my TPT store is my Nonfiction TEI (technology enhance item) SCOOT bundle. I love this product so much because it is the number one resource that...

Are you read aloud ready?

You can always tell my most loved read alouds just from looking at my book collection. They’re the ones with ratty old post its sticking out from between the pages. When I find a...

Engaging Read-Alouds with Accountability

Read alouds are one of my favorite parts of teaching! Unfortunately, in this test driven system, 3rd graders are expected more and more to be doing passages instead of listening to read alouds; especially...

First Day Tried & True Linky: Lesson Idea for the First Day!

First Day Tried & True Linky: Lesson Idea for the First Day!

When I first joined this amazing linky of First Day plans, I knew I wanted to share my favorite writing lesson for the first day. It gets students sharing and building relationships right from...

Engaging Introductions: Hook Them with Life Stories!

Engaging Introductions: Hook Them with Life Stories!

Your students love you. By January, they know you better than most of your coworkers. They know how to make you smile, laugh, and yell. They know when your glance from across the room...

Top Five from 2014 and a SALE!

Top Five from 2014 and a SALE!

I love the idea of ending 2014 with a look back at my year in blogging. It was been a rough road for me trying to juggle school, home, mommy-duties, church, and creating products...