Why DON'T My Comprehension Strategies Stick?

As a reading teacher, you've most likely spent countless hours creating and planning reading lessons, hoping that this one will be the one that they will remember and apply all year long. And even after a well-planned, well-delivered lesson, we ask ourselves this question...

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17 Books to Read in 2017: Chapter Book Edition

All children need real literature. No matter their gender, level, background, they need to hear and feel those impactful and moving stories.




Every year I diligently follow the literary world to learn about new books that might make an impact in my classroom. There are the classics that stand the test of time, and the books that I will always reach for year after year to read to my students, but I am also always keeping up with the new, amazing literature that is coming out.

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Persuasive Writing With Superbowl Commercials

My students LOVE to write, and they love technology… and they love T.V! So I figured we'd combine all three of these into a fun writing activity. I've always loved giving students writing prompts and promoting creative writing in writer's workshop, but teaching sometimes teaching the different techniques can be tough.

So, I am always looking to make the lessons fun for myself, as well as the students. What better way to teach Persuasive Writing then through commercials? AND Superbowl commercials to boot!

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