I love encouraging my students to explore a variety of genres, but sometimes that means I need to explicitly teach them about the genres first! These free genre posters are the perfect way to do just that!
Getting students to write about reading was a struggle for a LONG TIME! I tried all sorts of approaches, all types of reading response journals and notebooks, and yet it still felt so forced. This year, things have changed! It all started with the understanding that students need to be invested in order to engage. That’s when the idea of having students create their own
How should I organize my classroom library? It’s a question I am often asked, so let’s talk about it. We will dive into all of the following topics: bins vs. no bins leveling vs. non-leveling texts the do’s and don’t of organization how to fund your classroom library how to use your library space to engage your readers! The disclaimer I put out there before
I love many parts of our classroom, but one of my favorites is our slipper wall. My students come in every morning and change into their slippers. I like to remind them, “We have a lot of learning to do today, so get comfy!” I know I love going to PD in my yoga pants, and I don’t think my kiddos are any different. When
How can we create a safe learning environment for our students? How can we create spaces where our students feel understood and appreciated for who they are? I am going to be answering these questions, and highlight some of the ways to I create a safe learning environment in my classroom. I hope a lot of what I include will affirm what you are already