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Gushing with practical information to apply to your teaching of reading or spelling practice at home or in a school!read more
The sheer thrill of landing my first teaching job must penetrate the stench, the filth, and the size of my first space.read more
All exceptional literacy programs in schools far and wide are based on the principles of Reading Recovery. Levels were born from Reading Recovery. To understand Reading Recovery, when taught by a skillful and trained Reading Recovery teacher will get your first grader reading and writing with joy and confidence.read more
Dripping with sarcasm like the popsicle you are holding in the hot sun... Guess what term made it into the mass market following NCLB (No Child Left Behind) aka (No Capitalist Corporation ever to Lose Billions)? Summer slide. When NCLB took a grip on the US,...read more
Stop the boredom in your room! Get outside and LISTEN and allow for lots of SPEAKING. Literacy is about listening and speaking as much as it is about reading and writing. Why is listening and speaking forgotten? Embrace the outdoors and spring time, you’ll love it and so will your students!read more
Bring spring fever INside because it is already happening OUTside! Embrace the seasons! Mix it up! These young ones are now 7 whole months older and may need more or less or something – could this be it?read more