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Hello! I’m Carla, and welcome to my site! My goal with this site is to share teaching tips for all areas of literacy including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing for grades K-8. I love sharing resources with teachers, and it makes me happy to help take a little off the overflowing platters of teacher duties. I hope you’ll find my site helpful and my resources worthy of using with your students.

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Last week, I started getting my room ready for this next year, and I decided to snap a few pictures of a few decor pieces that have really been helpful to me.  I haven't done much with decor design, but what I have made has really been used by my students. The first item I'm going to share with you are the phoneme cards I created.  They have been a…

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For many teachers, the classroom library is a special place, and for reading specialists, it is THE key place for building reading motivation and routines. Keeping it student friendly yet organized can be a real challenge, and it's often tough to keep up with all of your books. In this post, I explain how I used an app from Book Source as well as Scholastic's Book Wizard to add levels…

Professional Reading Recommendations for Reading Specialists

The summer is the best time to catch up on your reading time, and it's also a great time to grow professionally too. In this post, I'd like to share a book I thoroughly enjoyed, Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller. Several months ago, I got the privilege of meeting Donalyn Miller at the VSRA conference.  It is easy to read and filled with practical advice on helping motivate…

“The more that you READ, the more you will KNOW.
The more that you LEARN, the more places you'll GO."

~Dr. Seuss