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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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Common Vocabulary in TRC Written Comp. Questions

Do you teach the academic language and vocabulary? Do you assess reading levels using TRC? Do you teach in NC? ***If you use another reading assessment other than TRC like DRA, Fountas & Pinnell, etc… This is still for YOU!*** Rationale of Academic Language and Vocabulary! The emphasis on teaching the academic language and vocabulary has never been higher than now. Students need to be able to make meaning of the language and vocabulary in the standards and on academic assessments in order to…

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Data Meetings and Analyzing Data

Truth: We collect all this data and leave it because of time constraints. Truth: We collect all this data and don’t change instruction for various reasons. Truth: We collect all this data and just look at it briefly until next time. Does this sound familiar? It’s very common, data can be time consuming and the purpose of it is hard to get to sometimes. Do you, your team or school struggle with analyzing data? Do you hold Data Meetings? Many educators…

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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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