Classroom Management Strategies for Challenging Behaviors

Classroom Management Strategies for Challenging Behaviors

Do your students’ disruptive behaviors wear you out? Do you ever find yourself wishing you could just TEACH instead of constantly manage behavior? If so, this post is for you (and you’re in good company)! I’ve heard of so many teachers completely quitting the profession because they were worn out from dealing with behavior issues.…Continue Reading

How to Use Predictable Charts to Teach Early Reading Skills

How to Use Predictable Charts to Teach Early Reading Skills

Have you ever seen (or created) a chart with your students that looks something like this? This is an example of a “predictable chart.” It’s predictable because the sentence frame is the same in each sentence (in this case, it’s just the word “likes”). Why Use Predictable Charts? The main reason why I love creating…Continue Reading

15 Picture Books for Teaching Grammar and Conventions

15 Picture Books for Teaching Grammar and Conventions

Looking for some fun picture books to spice up your grammar instruction? Here are 15 picture books for teaching grammar in Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade! I’ve included Amazon affiliate links for each book. Click on the cover image of any of the texts to read more about it or purchase! Nouns and Verbs…Continue Reading

How To Find Time for Grammar Instruction (in K-2)

How To Find Time for Grammar Instruction (in K-2)

The school day is sooo packed! It’s so hard to fit everything in, right?! Grammar or language arts instruction is essential. But when do you teach it? How do you find time for it all? In today’s post, I’ll explain why grammar instruction does not need to take up tons and tons of time. I’ll…Continue Reading

Best Practices for Teaching Grammar in K-2

Best Practices for Teaching Grammar in K-2

When you think about your own experiences with learning grammar, what comes to mind? As a student, I remember diagramming sentences…using a musty old grammar book with yellowed pages….exercises that put me to sleep…and generally disliking grammar altogether. Can you relate? As a teacher, I’d never want my own students to have the same experience.…Continue Reading