Thanksgiving Pie Party and Play!

Thanksgiving Pie Party and Play!

I love celebrating Thanksgiving with my first and second graders.  There are so many Social Studies skills I can pack in during this time of the year. One of my FAVORITE activities is to host a little Thanksgiving Readers Theater and Pie Party!  It is...
Notice and Note- Session 9

Notice and Note- Session 9

Assessment and the Signposts  and Questions You Might HaveI am so excited because this is the chapter that I get to host- Assessment and the Signposts and Questions You May Have. Let’s start with assessment. It’s everywhere isn’t it? I was...
Literacy Teacher’s Playbook Chapter 2

Literacy Teacher’s Playbook Chapter 2

So, welcome back to another Wednesday book study installment of the Literacy Teacher’s Playbook! Woo! Besides delving into Analyzing Data, we have a giveaway this week too! ┬áSo after you read me, check out the other bloggers who are following along and...
Notice and Note- Section 7

Notice and Note- Section 7

The Anchor Questions & The Role of Generalizable LanguageThese are two of the most important chapters I think, and ones where I have learned the most so far.Over the past 21 years, I have always tried to make sure that my questions for reading any text were...
Notice and Note- Section 4

Notice and Note- Section 4

Happy Thursday everyone! So today’s section of Notice and Note is about using text-dependent questions. The question the authors pose is “Do text-dependent questions foster engagement?” Well, I would think so.  I guess it would be how...