A Peek Inside My Classroom

Teachers often ask me how I set up my own classroom for writing success. Here are some photos from the nicest classroom I ever had. It was a kindergarten room…

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World’s Best Sight Word Strategy

When I’m working with teachers to improve student writing skills I’m often asked about sight words. Teachers can feel frustrated with their students’ lack of awareness when using sight words…

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A New Kind of Book

When I first learned about the Traits I liked the idea of circle story organization. If you haven’t heard the term before, a circle story is one in which the…

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Let’s Talk Stamina

Stamina in literacy learning has been a popular topic lately, and rightfully so. Without it, students are unable to tackle the challenges that come with close reading, for example, and…

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