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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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Teaching Author's Craft with A River Ran Wild

As Earth Day approaches, I thought I'd focus my language arts mentor text post on A River Ran Wild by author, Lynn Cherry. The author's descriptive language about the pollution caused by the industrial revolution makes it a great choice for a mentor text discussing environmental studies, Earth Day, and certainly, reading comprehension and writing. Book Descriptions Here's how Amazon describes A River Ran Wild From the author of the…

Ways to Build a Concept of Word

Building a concept of word in young readers is one of the most important components of becoming a reader. Kids love poetry, and with short COW poems, you can work on many emergent reader skills including phonemic awareness (orally) which helps when you are ready to move to print (phonics). In this post, I want to share a few ways you can use COW poems. Using Touchpoints For kinders, a…

How to Teach Memoir Writing with Memoirs of a Goldfish

Studying memoirs can be very interesting to children (and to teachers).  They can connect our lives to the past through the mentor texts that we share. Memoirs also provide an opportunity for story telling and sharing and help our students take notice of the small moments in time that might otherwise be overlooked.  As we are constantly bombarded with texting, tweeting, and multi-tasking, I see the value in slowing things…

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

~Dr. Seuss