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

Save at TpT – today and tomorrow only!

In case you’ve been truly unplugged this summer and are in denial about the school year that’s about to begin, you may not know that for the next two days Teachers Pay Teachers is having their back to school sale. You don’t want to miss these prices! TpT discounts everything on the site, and individual sellers like yours truly offer additional discounts on their wonderful products. This is THE BEST.. Read More

New Products on Teachers Pay Teachers, Available Now!

I am beyond excited about my new Super Task Cards! that are now available on my Teachers Pay Teachers site! It’s been faaaaaar toooooo looooong since I posted a new product to my TpT store, so thanks for hanging in there during my hiatus. I hope you’ll check out the three sets of task cards I’ve created to help students practice foundational reading skills outlined in the K-2 Common Core… Read More

The New Bloom’s Taxonomy

Most of us probably “grew up” in college education courses in which Bloom’s Taxonomy was referred to, again and again and again.  So much so that we started to roll our eyes (even if only secretly) every time a professor pulled out the infamous triangle.  But with the Common Core upon us, Bloom’s is gaining ground again and has a new partner in crime called Webb’s Depth of Knowledge.  Stanislaus.. Read More

Blending and Segmenting Video Now Available

Greetings! I just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve posted a new video to my YouTube channel called “LitCentric“. I hope you’ll follow my channel! I know, I know, I haven’t posted nearly enough videos, but it’s hard to do with all the permissions needed to post students and their work. Every district has a different policy and it’s sometimes too much hassle to deal with it. So this.. Read More

Reciprocal Teaching – My Favorite!

I looooooove Reciprocal Teaching. I really mean it! It’s the most effective strategy (really a group of strategies) I’ve used for accelerating student reading comprehension through analysis and discussion. It’s been researched since 1984, so it’s an oldie-but-goodie. Reciprocal Teaching involves the orchestration of four comprehension strategies: predicting, clarifying, questioning, and summarizing. I searched high and low all over the internet and through resource books for tools I could use.. Read More

A Fun Way to Learn Sight Words

All teachers know the importance of sight words in reading and writing instruction (well, at least I hope all of them do). A few years ago I came up with a way to practice and learn sight words that’s a lot of fun – and my students helped me do it! We came up with a song containing 42 of the most common sight words primary student need to know.. 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

Sound-Along Phonics Program

I’m excited to announce that my Sound-Along Phonics Program is available for purchase on Teachers Pay Teachers! Sound-Along is a supplemental phonics program designed to complement any reading program with its straight-forward approach to the practice of Common Core phonemes. Sound-Along uses song, pictures, hands-on materials, and repeated reading to help students master 37 common English phonemes in reading and writing. Here’s the Sound-Along song students learn as part of.. Read More

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