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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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Focus Board for the ELA Classroom!

As you scroll through the internet or Pinterest, you will find tons of ideas and version for a Focus Board. I discovered Focus Boards when I was a Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach. I found numerous ways that using a Focus Board in a classroom would be beneficial, so when I relocated to FL and returned to the classroom I knew I had to implement a Focus Board in my classroom! So I am here today to share with you…

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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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