We recently had a few 70 degree days here in WNY! They were promptly followed by a week of freezing temperatures and a snowstorm on the way, but it was a nice reminder that spring is (hopefully) just around the corner. The fleeting sunshine inspired me to put together a new spring freebie just for you! “Goodbye, Snow!” is a simple poem that you… View Post
“Watch Out for Tricky T!” is a FREE poem to introduce and reinforce consonant r-blend /tr-/. A free download for Teacher Appreciation Week!
As many of you know… I. Love. Fall. 🙂 I love fall foods (pumpkin muffins, apple pie, butternut squash soup… Mmmm!) and pretty much everything related to fall. I would be ecstatic if we could stretch-out the autumn fun to last another month. Unfortunately, winter usually comes too early in WNY, and my hopes for a long autumn season get buried under a pile of… View Post
Summer is FINALLY here for us WNY teachers! My last day of school was yesterday, and I am beyond ready to relax and recharge. Of course, in between relaxing and recharging, I will be planning and thinking ahead to next year. This past year, I’ve been slowly building-up my fluency toolbox and creating resources that can be used as interventions with my… View Post
Practicing oral reading fluency throughout the summer is a great way for children to further develop reading skills and prevent summer regression. Fluency is the glue that holds together oral reading and comprehension. Without fluency, your student or child may have a difficult time understanding the text they are reading. It is the path to comprehension and is a key foundational skill for… View Post