Fluent Reading and Spelling – new product at TpT

I hope you’ll take a look at my updated resource on TpT! My primary grade students and struggling readers excelled with these materials and I know your students will too! Sound-Along combines music, pictures, make-and-break lessons, and little books for ample engagement and practice so every student can master Common Core phonemes. Take a look at this preview to see how Sound-Along works and go to the TpT tab to.. Read More

So Many Kids, So Little Time

I’ve worked at many different schools over the years and as different as they are, they all have one thing in common: there are so many students who need extra support. Not surprising, I know. Every school in America probably falls into the same category but what are we to do about it? As a classroom teacher I did anything and everything I could think of to provide my students.. Read More

Starting Your Own Take-Home Reading Program

I don’t know about you, but providing students access to high quality books is a struggle of mine. Actually, the challenge lies in providing the right kind of books – those books my students can read independently. Which means the school library is out. Don’t get me wrong, school libraries are an outstanding resource for children’s literature and nonfiction books, but my emergent students and struggling readers can’t yet read.. Read More

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