Close Reading Resources

The idea of a close read isn’t new. It’s been around for a while, but yet there are so many different interpretations of what it actually entails. CCSS came out about 10 years ago, and the idea of close reads blew up! At the end of my post I have a FREE downloadable bundle ofContinue reading “Close Reading Resources”

Is guided reading working??

Alright friends, you may want to sit down for this one… Ready?? I think we need to take a break from guided reading…. I know, I know…huge, unpopular opinion. And now if you’ve worked with me in the past, you know what a huge believer I’ve been in guided reading. However, over the past fewContinue reading “Is guided reading working??”

Has leveling gone too far?

I recently came across this article from the School Library Journal and to hear Fountas and Pinnell themselves confirm some of the thoughts I’ve had about leveling recently, was reaffirming to me. If any of you know me in real life, you know how big a proponent I am of Fountas and Pinnell and theirContinue reading “Has leveling gone too far?”

Back to Basics: 6 Reading Strategies

Our new way of teaching has us going back to basics in a lot of ways. Lessons we used to teach in the classroom are now taking twice as long through a screen. In addition to building relationships with students through Zoom, answering constant emails, and keeping a pulse on our mental health, teachers areContinue reading “Back to Basics: 6 Reading Strategies”