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Host a Book Tasting!

Book Tasting

Let me just start with this, if you haven’t held a book tasting for your students then you need to plan one now! This event was simple to plan and had great payoffs! My students were so excited and engaged, it was an event that made my teacher heart burst! There are so many reasons to have a book tasting and so many purposes. My #1 reason to have a book tasting is to share the love of reading. There…

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Love Notes! Teaching Students for a Greater Purpose!

Hello Sassy, Savvy, Simple Teaching Fans! I’m a Dr. Sonia Martin, the author of “Love Notes: A Guide To Developing A Compassionate Heart And Teaching Students For A Greater Purpose” (scheduled to be released February 2017). [click on any of the photos below for a direct link] “Love Notes” takes readers on a spiritual and uplifting journey of rekindling the passion for teaching and learning. Readers will learn how to teach and lead with a compassionate heart and acquire a…

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Guided Reading Book Study Guide ~ Literacy Professional Development!

Welcome back friends! Today I am here writing about a passion of mine, a passion of reading [besides my trashy and crafty magazines]! I mostly engage in reading about literacy instruction. I have a love of reading research and I feel like it is the most undervalued means of growing professionally. Reading, responding and reflecting with other teachers who have the same goal in mind is a valuable way to grow in your own instruction. So I’m *CALLING ALL COACHES,…

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School-Wide Initiatives from a Literacy Coach [Book of the Month & Academic Language]

Hello Friends~ I’m blogging over on my Collaborative Blog today, The Primary Pack! I wanted to share this post here on my blog as well. Today I wanted to share with you two School-Wide Initiatives I help lead as a Literacy Coach in my school. Book of the Month   The first focus is something I shared with you all here last school year. It was about starting a Book of the Month program at your school. You can read…

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Wordless Wednesday: September 10, 2014

Hello Friends~ It’s been a while since I’ve linked up for Wordless Wednesday, but I’m getting back into the routine! This is one of my favorite linky parties & I’m happy to be back. Does your school participate in a Book of the Month program or something similar like a school-wide author study? We did at my school in Florida & our new Literacy Committee has implemented one at our school in North Carolina. I LOVE IT!!! This is our…

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