February 24, 2017

Finding a way to engage students during long oral reading passages is a common problem for teachers. Popcorn reading (or the practice of calling on students randomly to read aloud) is a popular choice for a whole group reading activity.   However, I do not use popcorn...

January 28, 2017

What is Choral Reading?


During choral reading, the whole class reads aloud in unison.  Choral reading can be used with short passages, longer stories and even directions for assignments. 

How Does Choral Reading Benefit Students?


Choral reading helps develop flue...

September 14, 2013

The little firsties and I are still working on learning how to identify adjectives.  We did a fun activity today with one of my favorite Halloween books: The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano. I love this story about a little square pumpkin who doesn...

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