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Steps to Analyzing a Running Record

Teachers are busy people with so many responsibilities!  Sometimes it may feel like we don’t have enough time to go beyond the numbers that we calculate from the running records that we take.   425 more words

Literacy Specialist

Geronimo! Book study time!

Geronimo Stilton is a favorite series of mine. I love to read it with students. I am approaching my third grade intervention groups using a guided reading style. 140 more words


Whole-class reading: an example lesson and a menu of approaches

In primary schools recently, there has been a lot of interest in ways to approach whole-class reading lessons. The imperative to raise standards in reading is leading many to question the dominance of small group guided reading, in which – at any one time – most pupils are not being taught by the ‘expert’ in the room. 2,351 more words


Kindergarten Portfolios and Memory Books

When people ask what I love about teaching kindergarten, one of my first answers is always the growth that happens each year. Students come in not knowing their own name or having held  a pencil before and leave first grade ready. 431 more words

Assessment Folders

In the past, my assessment folders were nothing more than a simple manila file folder filled to the brim with random assessments and student work samples.   1,835 more words

August 2017

8 Fun, Free Letter Review Activities

If you are a kindergarten teacher, you know how important it is to teach and review letters until it feels like you’re in a real life version of  691 more words

Verdict on Whole Class Guided Reading by @Mroberts90Matt

So, just over 4 months ago, I set on a new journey in Guided Reading – Whole Class Guided Reading. I shared my initial thoughts back then on what I considered the pros and cons of this, and other approaches I had experiences that can be seen… 608 more words