Increasing Knowledge with Nonfiction

There is such an emphasis on nonfiction reading to help increase student Lexile levels, but we are lacking rich nonfiction texts. I truly want our students to begin loving reading and want it to be relevant to each child. Offering a wide variety of nonfiction will assist in increasing their knowledge about the world around them.
Please consider donating to get some rich nonfiction texts in the hands of our students! If you are unable to donate, please pass along to a business or friend who may be able to help. Thank you in advance for passing the word around  I love my students and want the very best for them!
For the next 6 days, DonorsChoose will match ANY donation made to my class. If you have the time and the funds, we would really appreciate a donation. Even $1 will help (because really it will be $2 when DonorsChoose matches it). Please do not feel obligated to donate.
IMPORTANT: If you decide to donate within the next six days, enter the code [INSPIRE]. DonorsChoose will only match dollar for dollar if the code [INSPIRE] is entered. Click image below to donate :)



post signature

Back to School TpT Sale!


Click the image to enter the sale!! 


post signature

Close Reading Constructed Response Questions (CRQs)

The questions in the set are very detailed and allow students the opportunity to dig deep in their text AND think at higher levels - CLICK image for more details:



post signature

Labels and Depth of Knowledge

My DOK set was old and ugly, so I gave them a face-lift! In addition, I created a set of number labels, which can be IDEAL for classroom management! Click the links for details on each::




I also wanted to show off the blog I created for my daughter today - she loves it!




post signature

Happy Birthday Sale!

Since today is my birthday, why not spoil YOU with presents, right? Since my 10th birthday was one of my all-time favorites, I have marked down 10 of my TpT items @ 20% off. Go grab them while you can. This will last for today ONLY! :) Click the HAPPY BIRTHDAY image to visit my store:



Oh.. and I just added this fun set tonight:




post signature

Back to School... Around the Corner

With Back-to-School just around the corner Aug. 6th for me (Aug. 13th for kiddos) - how about you?? I wanted to have some sign-in sheets ready. I have always had sign-in sheets, but made them with a border and posting them for you, for FREE! Click the images to go to each freebie:

Did I say they are EDITABLE?? Yes, they are!




post signature

Reader and Writer's Workshop

Phew! I am gearing up to go FULL speed ahead with Writer's Workshop (Lucy Calkin's kits) this school year. In addition, I am going to try the workshop approach in reading as well. Since this is the case, I created some resources for myself and my students. Here is the end product... Click the image to check it out!



post signature