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How To Integrate Your Literacy Curriculum, District Requirements, Standards, Reading Programs, and Other Literacy Resources (Without Losing Your Mind!)

How To Integrate Your Literacy Curriculum, District Requirements, Standards, Reading Programs, and Other Literacy Resources (Without Losing Your Mind!)

Wouldn’t it be nice if your principal handed you a single document at the beginning of the school year – and that was all that you’d need to teach literacy? But that has never happened to me, and I’m pretty sure it never will! For many of us, every day we struggle to balance resources like: A pacing…Continue Reading

5 Great Literacy Apps for K-2 Teachers and Students

5 Great Literacy Apps for K-2 Teachers and Students

There are a lottttt of apps out there! About 5 years ago, I helped pilot a 1:1 iPad program with my Kindergarteners. At that time, there were fewer education apps available (so much changes in 5 years!). Still, there were sooo many to choose from. And honestly? I went a little app crazy! I downloaded more than my…Continue Reading

How to Launch Writing Workshop In First Or Second Grade

How to Launch Writing Workshop In First Or Second Grade

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about launching writing workshop in Kindergarten. I started this little series with Kindergarten a) because I was going in chronological order, but b) because I taught Kindergarten before I moved up to 1st and 2nd grade. Having taught Kindergarten first (and Pre-K before that), I’d never before worked with students…Continue Reading

How to Launch Your Kindergarten Writing Workshop

How to Launch Your Kindergarten Writing Workshop

It’s the first day of Kindergarten. Two kids won’t stop crying, and another refuses to sit in a chair. Writing workshop is probably the last thing on your mind! But if you’re intending to use the writing workshop model with your Kindergarteners, you’ll need to start getting things in place that first week of school. I…Continue Reading