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Reading is a valuable and critical skill that students need to develop. As teachers, we are always in need of fresh ideas and tips to help our kiddos soar to new reading heights. Explore this section to get started.
Making Main Idea Concrete
Every time I teach main idea I always start with this little demonstration. I get out an index card, a clump of clay, and four
MTM: Enormous Smallness
This week’s mentor text is the book Enormous Smallness: A Story of E.E. Cummings by Matthew Burgess. This is a nonfiction biography that centers around
MTM: The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
This week for Mentor Text Monday, I am going to tell you about a book written by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet. The book is
Creating Book Trailers in the Classroom
A few years ago I set one of my professional goals at integrating more technology into the classroom. Regardless of the limited resources, I just
MTM: The Whisper
It’s Mentor Text Monday! This week I’m excited to share with you a book by Pamela Zagarenski. This book is called The Whisper. This book
Seasonal Books Your Students Will Love
I have a lot of books that I want to share with you regarding the holidays! Any regular reader of my blog would know I
MTM: I Don’t Like Snakes
I don’t like snakes. I never have. There is something about them that just creeps me out! So when I heard about this book, I
MTM: Our Tree Named Steve
Do you need a good book to use as a mentor text in reading this week? This week, my mentor text is “Our Tree Named
MTM: Little Shop of Monsters
It’s October — such a fun month in school. With Halloween around the corner, I thought “Why not align Mentor Text Monday with Halloween?” I
MTM: Just Kidding
Since the month of October is bullying prevention month, I thought I’d start right away with that theme. In fact, all my posts this week
I emphasize vocabulary in my classroom during all content areas because I strongly believe that vocabulary can be a huge barrier to comprehension and understanding.
Vocabulary Review with Vocabulary Sliders
As most of my followers know, I love to find new and unique ways to present material to my students. So when I have to
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