Tag Archives: Independent reading

Ramping Up Reading Conferences

I had a great discussion with my student teacher the other day.  Well, really it was more me talking through a line of thinking and her listening politely as she wondered “why am I stuck with this crazy woman?”  I … Continue reading

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Coming Out of Hibernation with #SHC13 Think Tank!

Those of you that have had a baby will understand when I say that I’ve been in hibernation.  It’s not that I’ve been sleeping my days away, in fact I get less sleep now than I ever have.  My hibernation … Continue reading

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Why You Might Want To Stick With It

Every year I teach a lesson on abandoning books.  I always follow that lesson with one on NOT abandoning books.  This is for the students who are serial abandoners.  These students give up on books for many reasons.  Perhaps they … Continue reading

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Books and eBooks and Bankruptcy, Oh My!

Toys.  Is this Toys ‘R Us?  No.  It’s Borders.  The same Borders that is declaring bankruptcy.  I was shocked to see such a huge toy display when I went to spend a few gift cards the other day.  Clearly they … Continue reading

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Using Think Alouds To Assess Reading

Every year our staff reads three professional texts together.  Usually one in the summer which we discuss at our first PD days and then two during the year.  Our current book is Classroom Reading Assessments by Frank Serafini.  This round … Continue reading

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Bringing My Reading Conferences Into The 21st Century

As I think about ways to use iPads with my students I’m also thinking about ways that I can use this tool to help myself become a more efficient and organized teacher.  So, today I created this Google form which … Continue reading

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Helping Students Read Widely

I started my year with genres on the brain.  As teachers we know that it’s essential to expose students to a wide variety of genres.  So this year I’ve been doing some reflecting and putting some elements in place to … Continue reading

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