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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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Making Inferences with The Library Dragon

What a busy weekend it was!  We hope you enjoy all of the great book units our group put together.  I know I am/will be! Today I am linking up with my friend, Emily at The Reading Tutor/OG with one of my favorite books that may or may not be familiar to many of my readers. This book is truly hilarious.  It is filled with figurative language and many opportunities…

Hooking the Reader with Rocket Writes a Story

As readers, one of the things we need right from the start is something that grabs our attention. If a book is "slow", what do we do? We put it down and move on. As writers, we need to keep this point in mind and use techniques to pull our readers in. In this post, I'll share a favorite book I like to use for modeling lively leads So just…

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

~Dr. Seuss