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Building and Maintaining a Successful Classroom Library

Study after study has proven what we as educators know, the more contact children have with books, the better readers they become. Is this the only factor that affects comprehension? Of course not, but providing our students with a well-stocked, organized, and accessible classroom library should definitely be a priority in our classrooms.

With that being said, it is much easier said than done. After talking to many teachers and seeing what they need, here are a few tips to help you get started!

Tips and Tricks for Setting Up Writer's Workshop

Making your classroom an inviting place for writers can be a tricky thing to do. If your kiddos have never experienced Writer's Workshop before, it can seem incredibly daunting to set it up in your classroom, but I promise, it's worth it! Writer's Workshop doesn't assign kids writing, it turns kids into WRITERS! I have been teaching writing through a workshop approach for 4 years now, and here are a few tips and tricks I've picked up along the way!

If You're Not Teaching with REAL BOOKS You're Doing it Wrong!

This blog post has been weighing on my heart for too long, and I feel like it's time to put it out there! This is something I believe to my very core. So here it is, no apologies, my literacy truth!