Are your children reading word-by-word like robots? Maybe they are speeding through punctuation and phrasing like race car drivers. Either way, they may struggle with comprehension of the text. Try these two tactics for 15 minutes twice a week until fluency … [Read more...] about Emojis, Highlighters, and Fluency
10 Tactics For Intentionally Circulating a Love of Words in Your Classroom! Most children have a natural curiosity about words. But something happens when they go to school and end up with spelling lists and vocabulary lists of words to memorize. We can change that. … [Read more...] about Falling In Love With Words
Kick off the new school year with the Mystery Word of the Week! Begins Monday, August 1! Each Monday, I will share a short video featuring 1 multiple-meaning word used in 5 different sentences. I will also provide a PDF of the sentences for you to download and print as … [Read more...] about Mystery W.O.W.
The beauty of the fluency bridge is that once you have the confidence of a fluent reader, you gain a lifelong pass to travel back and forth between word recognition and comprehension. As texts become more complex and more challenging, the best of us have to back up or … [Read more...] about Nobody’s Born a Butterfly