Category Archives: 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

10 Great Apps for Literacy Centers in K-2

10 Great Apps for Literacy Centers in K-2

Looking for some great apps for literacy centers? In this post, I’ll share 10 apps that I love! These apps are great for kindergarten, first, or second grade, but they can probably be used at other grade levels too. You’ll notice that I’ve chosen apps that are not specific to a certain skill or skill…Continue Reading

Ideas for a Dramatic Play Literacy Center

Ideas for a Dramatic Play Literacy Center

Does play have a place in literacy instruction? Absolutely! Jean Piaget said it best: “Play is the work of childhood.” If you know me, you know that I have high expectations for my students. I believe that young children can do AMAZING things when it comes to reading and writing. But I also believe that…Continue Reading

How to Differentiate Literacy Centers in K-2

How to Differentiate Literacy Centers in K-2

Literacy centers can take a LOT of time to set up, right?! And if you differentiate your literacy centers, that takes even MORE time. However, it’s definitely worth it. Although some center activities can work for learners at all levels, other centers activities are much more valuable when they are differentiated (i.e. word work). So…Continue Reading