Giving Students a Voice in Our Classroom Library

November 4, 2018 No Comments

There’s nothing so beautiful as seeing your students happily reading, am I right? I’ve been working really hard this year to convert so of my not-big-fans-of-reading into voracious readers…and I am starting to see them take off now! One of my favorite tools to help with this has been our Book Request Form…and I wanted to share it with…

Notice & Note: Student Bookmarks

October 19, 2014 No Comments

Hello my dear friends! I’m stopping by to share a little something I’ve made for my students… And I hope it’s something your students can use as well! This past summer I read Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading. Have you ever read a book where you find yourself constantly nodding your head and agreeing? Or saying…

Organizing Running Records

July 7, 2014 No Comments

Running Records. Love the assessments, can’t stand storing the materials. You should have seen the mess I’ve had over the years. Oh wait, you can! I have photographic evidence… (promise not to pin these two pics?) So I knew this would be the a great project for me to tackle this summer for Tara’s Monday Made It: Since…

Utilizing Those Nonfiction Text Features (file to share)

February 1, 2014 No Comments

We are deep into our nonfiction units in both Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop. In Writer’s, my students will eventually create their own informational text. In Reader’s, it’s all about reading and comprehending a variety of nonfiction texts. Speaking of that, those nonfiction text features have a huge part in the comprehension of advanced texts, don’t they? featuring…features! Well,…

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