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Teaching Story Elements & A WONDER Freebie!

FREE Book Project for Wonder! This includes lots of engaging writing activities plus a rubric!

Students take a picture of what they are reading, and then use Skitch to edit, dissect, prove answers to text-dependent questions, etc.

5 Ways to Hold Students Accountable in Reading

5 Ways to Hold Students Accountable in Reading - This blog post shares five simple but effective ways to hold readers accountable. Includes FREE forms.

Such a fun way to build reading excitement in the elementary classroom! Organize a book raffle for students to be the first one to borrow the book from the classroom library. Free book raffle ticket template included.

Read about two changes to my independent reading routine that made all the difference last year. Question those routine practices and you might find something you love! (reading logs, homework, status of class routine, back to school ideas for reading)

Summarize to Get the Gist John Collins The 10 percent summary strategy costs little in teacher time, and it prepares students for the common core state standards in literacy.

Catelynn Lowell Praises Husband Tyler Baltierra in Throwback Wedding Pic: See Her Beautiful Dress!

To often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve..All too true. It's the struggle to solve that we might rob our children of. . .twe