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Reading Levels Explained for Parents!

Preparing for another year of reading level assessments? Do you always conference with parents about their child’s progress? Then this post is for you! To be honest, if a parent does not have an education background or is not using various resources to supplement reading instruction at home then they don’t understand reading levels. So that is why I created this product! The Rationale:  It’s all about READING COMMUNICATION FROM SCHOOL TO HOME! This product was created to help educators…

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Professional Learning and Presenting at the NC Reading Conference!

Professional Learning as I like to call it [instead of development] has become more and more of a passion of mine on my career path! One thing for example, ask my staff, I’m am pro reading and book study! As an Educator and Literacy Coach I am always choosing a book to read with my staff or on my own each semester and summer. I am always trying to improve my practice as well as be an example to my…

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Improving Written Comprehension and Responses! [+ 2 FREEBIES!]

This post is for ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS WANTING TO INCREASE WRITTEN COMPREHENSION and RESPONSES!!! This post is full of ideas, suggestions and more to help improve student’s ability to compose text! Now, are you in NC like me? If so, everything below started from being involved in K-3 right here in NC. So this post is definitely geared towards you! If not, I’m pretty sure everyone involved in teaching the Common Core [or a variation of it], or giving…

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Guided Reading Organization and Documentation Simplified! Plus MORE!!!

Keeping it simple and organized! Isn’t that what everyone’s about? Everything I am about to share with you, I USED in the classroom! They are so simple and easy to use, which makes them a favorite of mine. So you can say they’ve been tested and implemented with success! Before I get started, everything I’m about to show you below has just been updated. So if you own any of the 3 products below, go re-download!  Questions: Do you keep…

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The STRUGGLE & HELP of Making Inferences!

As an adult, sometimes it is hard for us to understand why children cannot make inferences. But as a teacher, we understand that our students struggle with this reading strategy. Especially because of their age, reading ability, upbringing, etc… Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusion is a higher level complex skill that will develop over time. This is part of the struggle as well as part of how adults can help! Why do we want to help students be able to…

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