Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thankfulness


Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our blessings.  This is also a time to spend with family and friends.  I have created these cards to share with my family.  I thought it would be great to jot down our blessings this year.  It will make a sweet memento of our holiday,

Each person will write down their Blessing of the Past, Blessing of the Present, and Blessing of the Future.

I hope your Thanksgiving holiday is a blessing!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Student Centered Coaching

       


I am working with reading coaches this year.  As I have prepared for this wonderful opportunity, Diane Sweeney's website and resources have been very helpful.  This is just one of her videos.
Her blog provides more great information!








Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Annotating Text

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I love this poster!  Reading with a pencil is a great way to look at annotating!  Thinking out loud on paper is another way to look at it.  Our students need to THINK and write down their thoughts!
So, what do you look for when annotating?  I compiled a list of ideas from several sources. 


Here is a (Read Write Think) great lesson on annotating.  Just adapt to you grade level! 

Here is an article that explains annotation!


Photos are great to "read" with a pencil!  If you would like to know more about visual literacy, you can read about it here!








Monday, September 1, 2014

Mr. Schu

If you need inspiration for finding and sharing children's literature, you need to visit Watch.Connect.Read. Mr. Schu is a K-5 teacher-librarian who works diligently to put the right book in every child's hand.  In his current blog post, he has a great selection of book trailers that you could use in your classroom.  Creating interest will lead to engaged readers!  

Here is one of my current favorites.