One group of students who I think we often ignore is those students who are solid readers, are compliant--but aren't "engaged readers". We know that students learn to read by READING, so if they aren't reading at home and aren't challenging themselves at school, their progress will be impacted. Check out this reader's workshop lesson for some inspiration! Getting Students Talking About ... Read the Post
Reading interventions, “Ready Freddy”, and chapter book strategies!
Fourth grade reading is tough. Many students have "unlocked" the key to reading...they can read most of the words and can track ever-increasing storylines. As teachers, we can provide countless texts for them, coach them, model for them, and know that they will continue to become more sophisticated as readers. Unfortunately, there are still some students who haven't made this jump. It ... Read the Post
10 Tips for Creating a Culture of Readers
Developing life-long reading habits is so critical, and as teachers we have so much power to help students learn how to learn and grow as readers. Today is my day to blog over at Upper Elementary Snapshots, and I'd love for you to stop by and check out my 10 tips for making sure your classroom is a place to nurture life-long readers! I hope you'll click the image above and check it out! ... Read the Post
Anecdotal Reading Notes and Status of the Class
As we move into a new school year, many of us are searching for new systems. If you are anything like me, you have probably uttered the phrase, "Next year, I am going to be SO much better at...". And you can fill in the blank. Better at recording grades...better at keeping your desk clean...better about providing timely feedback to students--we all have tons of areas where we wish we had a ... Read the Post
Fraction Concepts Day 2! Conceptions, Misconceptions, and Mathematical Language
Well, things got even more interesting as my work with fractions unfolded on day 2! For those of you who read my first fraction post, I discussed how we used paper folding to get our fraction concepts unit "launched", and we ran out of time to finish the investigation before digging into some fraction misconceptions. I gave them another 25 minutes today to work on folding their different ... Read the Post
Fraction Folding–discovery learning
Today we kicked off our fraction unit, and I think I am going to really try to do a lot of blogging about it over the next few weeks--because I will be immersed in it AND because it is such a critical component of the Common Core for intermediate grades. I think it is vital that we dialogue about ways to help students build their understanding of fractions, so I invite you to share along with me ... Read the Post
Getting Ready for Independent Reading, Library Organization, and More!
Today is my day to blog over at Upper Elementary Snapshots, and I hope you'll stop by to check out today's post about classroom library organization and more! Just click the image above to visit! ... Read the Post
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