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Collaborative Word Study with FeltBoard

This collaborative word study project was inspired by Kristi’s Meeuwse’s recent post, Creativity and Inspiration with iPads in Kindergarten. A large group of students in my class needed to work on digraphs:  ‘sh’, ‘th’, and ‘ch’.   303 more words

Collaborative Projects

Character Description Newsletter

I turned a modeled reading session into a shared character-trait discovery activity using the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Before reading the story to the children, I had taken photos of the two main characters in the book, namely, the Lorax and the Onceler.   206 more words


Final Internship Blog Post #7

I’m becoming a really big fan of the guided reading block. In our classroom we have the added benefit of an improved student to teacher ratio. 297 more words

Fairy Tales Dropped Capital Initial

Look at fairy tales with a dropped capital then look up info on Wikipedia.
Establish that monks would draw these to signify important documents.


I receive many phone calls and letters from parents saying how their child has only moved up a couple of levels in reading since the beginning of the year and that they are worried about their child’s progress and want to know what they can do on their end to help aid in their progress in reading at home.   487 more words


"Early" Early Readers

We get asked frequently about which easy (or early) reader books and series are the best for kids just learning to read.  One of our favorite series here is the… 365 more words