Parenting Tips · Teaching

Things Good Readers Do: Series Introduction

When I published the top reading tips from educators post last month, I was so excited to share those tips with parents and anyone who has kids in their lives. I'm still excited, because I think that post is a great start for people to know how to interact with kids and their books. But… Continue reading Things Good Readers Do: Series Introduction

Teaching

The Best Read-Aloud Book: The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles + Free Resources

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read full disclosure for more information. This is the best book in the world.- A reluctant reader who only reads Magic Tree House books [It was] perfect and funny. I will cry.… Continue reading The Best Read-Aloud Book: The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles + Free Resources

Parent Tips

45 Educators Give Their Top 3 Reading Tips for Parents

Jump to Tips Picture this: It’s parent-teacher conference time. You’re sitting across from your child’s teacher (or perhaps, these days, seeing them on Zoom), and they’re telling you that your child is behind in reading. As a teacher, I know that’s disheartening for parents to hear, and perhaps the pronouncement even throws you into a… Continue reading 45 Educators Give Their Top 3 Reading Tips for Parents

Reading · Teaching

Class vs. Teacher Reading Challenge

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com One of the things that has been killing me about teaching online is that I can't have my class do their 15 minutes of daily independent reading at the beginning of ELA class, nor meet for one-on-one reading conferences during that time. Last year, students read independently every day and… Continue reading Class vs. Teacher Reading Challenge