What Is Shared Reading, and Why Is It So Important?

What Is Shared Reading, and Why Is It So Important?

Once upon a time, I was co-teaching in a classroom, and we were re-doing the daily schedule. We had a HUGE time crunch—for reasons I won’t get into here—so we did the best we could to “fit it all in.” I’m sure you know how that goes! 🙂 However, when it came time to actually implement…Continue Reading

What does a Pre-A guided reading lesson look like?

What does a Pre-A guided reading lesson look like?

When you have students who aren’t reading yet — Level A or Level 1 is still too difficult for them — what should these kiddos be doing during guided reading? My answer is…guided reading! 🙂 But guided reading does look different at the Pre-A level. In this post, I’ll share ideas for what you might work…Continue Reading

10 Websites to Share with Parents for Summer Learning Activities

10 Websites to Share with Parents for Summer Learning Activities

Looking for some websites and resources to help your students continue learning during the summer? Here are 10 great sites that you can share with the families of your Kindergarten, first, or second grade students!Photo Credits:  Monkey Business Images, Shutterstock Some of these sites are geared toward parents (I put **asterisks** by these), while others…Continue Reading

What to Do When Students Don’t Understand What They Read: Tips for Improving Poor Reading Comprehension in K-3

What to Do When Students Don’t Understand What They Read: Tips for Improving Poor Reading Comprehension in K-3

Do you have a student (or several students) who struggle with poor reading comprehension? In this post, I share the step-by-step process that I use to improve my students’ reading comprehension! I wrote this post primarily for Kindergarten through 3rd grade teachers. However, if you are a Kindergarten teacher, some of these ideas may not apply…Continue Reading