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Simply Skilled Teaching

      Hey there Peeps…. I am SUPER EXCITED to share my NEWEST VENTURE with all of my blog followers.  This has been a very long time in the making and I am so excited to share it with you all! If you have been following my video series I have been chatting a lot about how to streamline your instruction to reduce some of the teacher-stress and overwhelm we all feel…trust me… I felt it too! But when…

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3 Easy Steps to STREAMLINE Your Guided Reading Instruction

Learn how to Effectively Streamline Your Guided Reading Instruction

  Hey there peeps…. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.  I really wanted to focus today’s blog post on how to help you STREAMLINE your Guided Reading Instruction. Within my Facebook groups, my blog, and through e-mails from my newsletter subscribers, I ALWAYS get questions about guided reading.  I truly believe that many teachers (myself included..until recently 🙂 are on the guided reading STRUGGLE BUS. Some of the most common questions or struggles that I hear are……

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Guided Reading – My Weekly Plans – Video Style!

  Hi Friends… I hope this post finds you all well!  It has been a few very busy weeks for me!  I have been on my Guided Math bandwagon hosting LIVE Webinars and LIVE Q & A’s and it has been AMAZING!  I have had sooooo much fun hosting these events and interacting with all of you!  Over the past week, I must have received close to 50 e-mails asking me what I do during my Guided Reading time.  So…

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Ditch the Worksheets = F.U.N.

Hi Friends…. I hope this post finds you all well.  A few weeks ago I stayed after school {in my very quiet classroom….ahhh} and I started thinking about how I could add some more PIZZAZZ to my  Guided Reading Groups.  As part of our reading series {Pearson Reading Street}, we must teach a comprehension skill and strategy each week, which will also be revisited many times throughout the year.   I find myself sometimes using the same activity or worksheet…

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Discussion Connections during Guided Reading

Hi Friends…   Do you feel like the discussions you have during your Guided Reading groups are boring for your students and even for you?  Does the conversation just end abruptly and have only a little “meat” to it?  If so, I have a solution for you!!!!  Today I utilized a reading discussion strategy during my reading groups called Discussion Connections by Laura Candler.  This resource is one of the most well-designed and easy to follow resources that I have…

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Talking Sticks with Guided Reading Groups

Hi Friends…  Guided Reading is one of my favorite times of the day.  I am always looking and searching for new ideas and activities that can add a little more variety into my group work.  As I was creating my lesson plans last week, I knew that I needed to attack Non-fiction Text Features and responding to Non-fiction texts during the week. I always introduce our weekly comprehension skill and strategy using a mentor-text of some sort as a read-aloud…

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Guided Reading L.O.V.E.

Hi All…. I am so excited to share one of my passions with you today…Guided Reading. I remember being scared to death that I had to teach guided reading groups..and now it’s my favorite time of day! Twenty years of 2nd Grade and I have pretty much tried everything when it comes to my Guided Reading Groups..but recently I am LOVING what I am doing with my groups. My district recently adopted Pearson’s Reading Street Program. I like the stories…

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