Category: Reading

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...

reading fluency notebook third grade

How We Do Fluency in 3rd Grade

Here in third grade, we practice fluency daily with: -Word Lists -Phrase Lists -Passages/Running Records   My Mental Journey I have had a love-hate relationship with fluency. As a third grade teacher, my students...

Synthesis Interactive Notebook

Synthesis Interactive Notebook

I have been using interactive notebooks for everything these days and the kids and I are loving it! The new buzz word in my classroom is “pizazz”! One day, a student said that I...

Guided Reading Organization

Guided Reading Organization

I absolutely love reading about how other teachers organize for productivity. I learned many tips and tricks since I started blog-hopping that I don’t even know which of my ideas are original. But, that’s...

Interactive Reading Notebooks

Interactive Reading Notebooks

What have we been up to lately? Grammar notebooks! Well, my students don’t actually have grammar notebooks, they have reading notebooks. In our reading interactive notebooks we keep reading foldables, grammar foldables, poetry, guided...

Interactive Reading Notebook!

Interactive Reading Notebook!

Happy almost end of summer! This is my last week of complete freedom. Next week the school opens up for teachers to begin setting up their rooms and the following week is work week....