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Character Analysis: Popplet & Tellagami

Character Analysis: Popplet & Tellagami

Anyone a huge fan of a children’s novel in which a dog does NOT die? Count me in.  Especially if that book touches on heart issues and allows students to engage in conversations on internal and external conflict.  If you haven’t read Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo with your class, it is a fantastic … Continue reading

Reading Intervention with Explain Everything

Reading Intervention with Explain Everything

We have all had students behind on decoding skills: one month behind, two, three, twelve, twenty.  But what do we do when parents struggle with decoding words?  How can we serve children and grow their confidence and fluency when they go home to parents who can’t read the spelling lists either? They say apples don’t … Continue reading

Pages: A Powerful Classroom Tool

Pages: A Powerful Classroom Tool

I’ve encouraged students to use many apps in the past as word processors.  For the first time ever, I now understand how powerful and easy Pages is to use on the iPad.  For years I’ve created things on Pages with my MacBook.  Pages has been a great tool for me, but I was reluctant to allow students … Continue reading