How to Encourage a Love for Reading

  Do your students have a love for reading? Reading is the most important component of learning. Do your students cheer when it’s independent reading time? Do they beg for…

How to Grow Your Classroom Library for FREE!

Classroom Libraries are the Heart of a Classroom Classroom libraries are where new friends are made, new places are explored, and where smiles are plentiful. As teachers, we often struggle…

Reading Partnerships in Upper Elementary

Educators are constantly on the hunt to find ways to engage their students and foster a love for reading in their classrooms. Reading Partnerships are the answer! Reading Partnerships allow…

Reading Strategy Groups… The Missing Piece!

Let’s Get This Reading Strategy Group Party Started! Are you excited to learn about Reading Strategy Groups? We truly believe that Reading Strategy Groups are the missing piece in most…

Reading Conferences Made Easy with a TWIST!

We are so happy that you found our blog on Reading Conferences! We love it when amazing educators, like you, find us! Before we begin we want to tell you…

Small Group Instruction Using Picture Books!

Welcome to our blog post on how to make small group instruction less stressful for you, more engaging for your students and more meaningful throughout the year! Let’s get started!…

Grading Interactive Notebooks Effectively & Efficiently

They’ve Finished their Interactive Notebook Assignments… NOW WHAT?   You’ve made the decision to use Interactive Notebooks in your classroom and now you have questions… “Do I really have to…

Interactive Notebooks… A Love-Hate Relationship

Interactive Notebooks… A Love-Hate Relationship Interactive Notebooks: Scary. Intimidating. Overwhelming. Problematic. Unmanageable. The list of words that come to mind can keep going. Are we right? This is where we…