Writing routines begin in the primary grades, and why not begin with consistent language? The Six Writing Traits offer that to us. The...
Kids are really drawn to icky things, aren't they? Well, why not use the ick factor to your advantage with a frog and toad them...
As a teacher, what has been your biggest challenge to overcome?  Perhaps it's been juggling planning and prep with a busy schedul...
Children naturally love reading with a partner, and the majority love it if you let them get up and move too. Another reason working in ...
Many teachers and textbook companies make use of a poem of the week for building fluency, but there is much more that can be done if ...
It's no secret that small group instruction is where it's at! Teachers have kids working in small groups with guided reading, guid...
Reading aloud to your students is a classroom tradition. If you ask students what they remember most about their time with Mrs. So and S...
Which of Kevin Henkes' characters have you met? Lilly? Chester? Owen? or maybe it's that guy, Wendell? No matter which you met fi...
Book Introduction One of my favorite books to use during the spring is  The Butterfly House  by Eve Bunting. The illustrations are jus...
Have you ever taught a student who just could not visualize? There are quite a few kiddos out there who just do not do it. They don't...