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Nothing brightens your day more than a letter, much less a letter from a child, and this week, I'm getting to spend some time with s...
How do we build a love of literacy in our classrooms? Do our students know how important it is to us that all of our children love rea...
Having a positive character in the classroom is more important now than ever before. With so many demands on instructional time, it ca...
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent,  a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to th...
It's the first day of the work week, and you receive your class schedule and class list. First, you glance down the list of new fam...
No matter what grade you teach, poetry can be used to support all levels of readers. Poems can be read in a short amount of time and u...
When I think of books that demonstrate strong sentence fluency, I think of books that have creative sentence structure. Sentences flow wel...
With writing, we all have to find our own voice. To me, voice is demonstrated by a writer's style, phrasing, use of words, and the w...
Analyzing text organization through the use of mentor texts is a great way to model how authors organize their ideas. Through careful s...
So often we hear students say, "I don't know what to write." Does it have to be this way? Absolutely not! With proper prewr...