Point of View Writing Using The Talking Eggs

Two of my favorite topics to teach during traditional reading instruction and Readers Workshop were character traits and character point of view. In fact, long before our district adopted Readers Workshop as one of our Balanced Literacy instructional techniques, I would spend extra time on both topics with stories from … Read More

Best Tip Ever: Math Vs Dinosaurs App

How do you help your students become fluent in their basic addition and subtraction facts? According to the Common Core State Standards, [all students should fluently] add and subtract within 20… [and by the] end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit … Read More

Is Your Vocabulary Instruction Common Core Ready?

As I think about the Super Bowl game between the Patriots and the Seahawks, my thoughts turn to the many obstacles teachers tackle on a daily basis. We have students who come into our lives with learning difficulties and in some cases family issues at … Read More

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