Posts tagged reading
Why Choosing Substance is Always Better When Celebrating Holidays

It’s easy to choose cute over substance when celebrating school holidays. But our students deserve more. Here are three reasons why choosing substance over fluff is always better when celebrating holidays in the upper elementary classroom. Plus help finding teaching resources to bring both meaning and fun when planning holiday activities throughout the year.

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My Simplest Way to Celebrate Read Across America Day

My Simplest Way to Celebrate Read Across America Day | On Read Across America Day, move the focus from Dr. Seuss Week to its intended purpose – encouraging students to celebrate reading. Rather than focusing on one author, it’s the perfect time to create a reading day for exploring diverse children’s literature from multiple writers. Here’s how I celebrated Read Across America in my upper elementary classroom in the simplest, but most effective way. | everythingjustso.org

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5 Important Reasons to Ditch Timers and Parent Signatures

Five Important Reasons to Ditch Timers | For years, students have been asked to sit beside timers, complete reading logs, and ask for parent signatures while reading independently at home. If you're still using timers and parent signature lines, I would encourage you to ask yourself why. I ditched reading timers and parent signature lines from my weekly reading log years ago and never looked back. Here are five crucial reasons to stop using both for your students' nightly reading. | everythingjustso.org

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Five Resources that will Make You a Children's Book Guru

Five Resources that will Make You a Children's Book Guru | Improve your ability to match your students with books they love simply by expanding your knowledge of children’s books. Staying current on what’s new in children’s literature can be overwhelming with the vast number of books published every year. These five resources will keep you current and help you make book recommendations like a pro. | everythingjustso.org

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Book Whispering Plus the Best Tips for Stocking Your Library

Book Whispering Plus the Best Tips for Stocking Your Library | After years of practice, and one impactful workshop, I share how my ideas on in-class reading and homework reading logs have changed. Plus read about my very best tips for stocking your classroom library for little to no cost. | everythingjustso.org

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