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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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When my son was young, he LOVED trains.  He would play for hours with his Thomas trains, and I think the Thomas videos taught him such wonderful vocabulary.  He stuck with this fascination for about a year and a half from age 3-5, and like many children, he jumped to a knew topic all at once. The train days were done.  Fast forward, and my little guy is all grown...sigh!…

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

~Dr. Seuss