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Calling All Coaches! Mid-Year Assessments Got You Down? #T4TChat

Calling All Coaches!  Mid-Year Assessments Got You Down?  #T4TChat

Mid-year assessments are happening in many schools right now. Often the time commitment to administer assessments leaves us feeling torn between time to assess and time to instruct. Throw a few snow days into

Slice of Life: How Do You Know When It Makes Sense?

As I ordered a cup of tea at a nearby coffee shop, this sign over the cash register caught my eye.   I smiled as I read the quote and thought about how the words,

It’s Monday! Two Texts about the Power of Reading and the Power of a Growth Mindset

Fish in a Tree, Lynda Mullaly Hunt We just finished reading Fish in a Tree and wanted to begin it again. This is such an important story about learning to read and the power of

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge – Steve Jenkins Books – Too Good to Miss

In the past, when people ask us about our favorite children’s book authors, we typically answered by listing the names of fiction writers. Now, thanks to Alyson Beecher and her Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge,

Slice of Life: The Wizard of Oz Moment as a Reader

You know that Wizard of Oz moment … when it goes from black and white to color … that is exactly where he is as a reader.  My friend’s description of her son as a

It’s Monday! We Have Been Comparing Text Structures

We love the way these two texts approach the same topic in such different ways. Readers will have so much to say as they compare and contrast how two authors used text structure, language

CALLING ALL COACHES! Creating Schedules And Our Next #T4TCHAT

CALLING ALL COACHES! Creating Schedules And Our Next #T4TCHAT

    Managing your time as a coach is next to impossible. Even with the best of intentions it is difficult to get into classrooms and find quality time to meet with teachers. Creating a schedule

Slice of Life: Tammy’s One Little Word for 2015

Slice of Life: Tammy’s One Little Word for 2015

When I was thinking about my one little word (OLW) for this year, I struggled a bit.   I knew the essence of what I wanted to focus on, but couldn’t find one word to

It’s Monday! We are Sharing Our Goals, Some Great Texts and a Pinterest Board of Texts Promoting Growth Mindset

As we look back on our posts about the books we read in 2014 we were amazed at both the quantity and variety of texts listed.   Thank you to Jen Vincent and Kellee Moye for hosting It’s Monday What are you

Penultimate – Great Way to Record and Document an Oral Reading

Okay – so we professed our love of Penultimate and promised posts about how that love came to be… So here is the next reason you need this app! When you are teaching in grades