No matter what you teach, at some point you will be a reading teacher. When students struggle in social studies or science, it is often because they are struggling with reading comprehension. This … [Read more...] about Five Reading Strategies for Any Content Area (with a Free Graphic Organizer)
Before I started teaching, a mentor gave me The First Days of School by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong. I read it then, and I've revisited it every summer before going back to school. I really … [Read more...] about The Most Important Book a Teacher Will Read
I've worked with students who struggle with learning disabilities for many years. School was always relatively easy for me. That's why it can be hard to relate to the challenges my students face. … [Read more...] about I Experienced How it Feels to Have a Learning Disability…This is What it Was Like
The end of the year is almost here! However, as spring fever begins to set in, teaching becomes much more difficult. Students and teachers alike reflect on the year gone by, but mostly dream of … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Engage Kids at the End of The Year
My middle school students struggle daily with the task of identifying unknown words. Students who don't spend a lot of free time reading are especially at risk for lacking vocabulary knowledge. There … [Read more...] about Help! My Students Can’t Define Words Using Context Clues!