Energize Students with this All Time Favorite Gingerbread Unit

Gingerbread Literacy Unit Whether it is December and you are looking for a non-holiday specific unit, or you are in a slump looking to spruce up your fairy tale unit, you have landed in the right spot…. the GINGERBREAD LITERACY UNIT! Students will LOVE it and teachers love the ease of planning that accompanies it. […]

How to Empower Students with Student-Led Reading Groups

Student Led Guided Reading Groups

Student-Led Guided Reading Groups from A-Z Are you looking for a way to change up the way you are implementing guided reading groups in your classroom? Look no further! Below you will learn how to group your students based on need, differentiate learning for all students, streamline planning, manage your time and then pass the […]

Make Sight Words Fun with this Easy Game

Looking for a way to spice up your sight word practice? Look no more! I introduced this game to my kids about two years ago and they LOVE IT! They ask to play it all the time and always want to see our new monthly theme. How To Play: The game is super easy! Each […]

Launching Reading Workshops that Quickly Show Results

Reading workshops can be the BEST part of the day ever, but there is SO much that goes into them, it can be overwhelming. There are a few things that you can do to help keep this time of the day organized and consistent for your students to ensure that it is the most productive […]

The Best Back to School Read Alouds You’ve Ever Seen

& Other Fun Activities Back to school is SUCH a fun time! And such a critical time to set the scene for the year. Here are some great character building texts that you should add to your classroom library and use to foster some great character education conversations! The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill and […]

Throw Out Centers: Empower Students with Dinner and Dessert Instead

Changing Up Your Reading Workshops   Let me start of by saying that I am by no means anti-Daily Five. I have used the D5 every day for the past six years and found much success with it and absolutely loved it. However, after that long, I am finding that myself and my students are […]