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Developing Reading Fluency is Fun!

Welcome to Mrs. Leeman’s grade 6/7 class at Elginburg P.S. where the students are all busy at work developing their reading fluency. If this sounds boring to you, look a little closer! 842 more words

Junior Grades

Talking with children about diversity in books

Longtime Teaching My Baby to Read followers will remember that I have been building my collection of diverse children books for years. If you want to read some previous posts on the subject, check out: 236 more words

Guided Reading

Guided Reading - No, David!

(Impromptu) Guided Reading Lesson: 

Recently, my kinder kids have been bringing in their own books from home for me to read during read aloud. Today, one student brought in a class favorite –  341 more words


Lovely books from the Pacific Northwest

High quality non-fiction can be hard to find for children, especially at the lower grades. That’s why I was so excited to review these three new offerings from Seattle-based… 567 more words

Science And Nature

Teacher-Created Texts with BookCreator

Sometimes the trade- and reading books that we have at our disposal just don’t meet our curriculum objectives.  That’s when teacher-created texts can be an ideal solution!   407 more words


Collaborative Word Study with FeltBoard & PicCollage

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’.   267 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.   188 more words