The November independent reading calendar offered here at Wake Up Sunshine is one of the most influential components in helping your child become a...

The November independent reading calendar offered here at Wake Up Sunshine is one of the most influential components in helping your child become a.

This book lists and discusses a number of books that kids will actually love to read. Each section has areas such as, "if your child likes..." and parent notes.

I'm guessing it's a good list for kids who Love to read as well! pinner said: This book lists and discusses a number of books that kids will actually love to read. Each section has areas such as, "if your child likes." and parent notes.

This handy chart compares Fountas and Pinnell's Gradient Text Levels to grade levels and Reading A-Z levels. The color-code shows letters in each grade. I use these colors to code my classroom library.Useful for guided reading and finding good-fit books f

This handy chart compares Fountas and Pinnell's Gradient Text Levels to grade levels and Reading A-Z levels. The color-code shows letters in each grade. I use these colors to code my classroom library.Useful for guided reading and finding good-fit books f

Great visual of what students can do at a writing center

Love this Writing Center Idea! Give students the option! I love this because it gives the student choices on something that can spark th.

I thought this image was interesting because it compared writing an essay to a double stuffed Oreo. It gives the appearance that Oreos and school go together. http://www.alternet.org/food/7-highly-disturbing-trends-junk-food-advertising-children

This is the actual link.Our Cool School: Persuasive Writing: OREO Graphic Organizer.Opening activity: What is the best way to eat an Oreo. Includes a handout for students to use for organizing their thoughts. Great idea that the kids will love

Highly entertaining Vowel Team song! Children will have a blast learning the sounds of vowel pairs ea, ai, oa, ay!

When Two Vowels Go Walking Song Highly entertaining vowel team song! Great to teach sounds of vowel pairs ai, ea, oa, and ay.

This Raise a Reader blog highlights some things you can do to help your child remember what he reads.

What to Do When Your Child Can't Remember What He Reads

For Parents: here is some information you might find helpful. It is similar to what I do in class to encourage kids to interact with text. Ask if you have questions. What to Do When Your Child Can't Remember What He Reads easy comprehension strategies

These are GREAT ideas to help your child become a better reader! School is so much easier if they can read well :)

A Teacher Shares: 7 No-fail ways to help your struggling reader!

Use these short videos to teach older children figurative language and inferences…fantastic post!

Teaching Figurative Language with Media

Teaching figurative language with media: Short videos to teach figurative language (personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia)

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