ELA – Reading/Writing

How to Elevate Young Leaders with Read to Lead

This post is in partnership with Read to Lead. All opinions are my own.  To say that this year has been a challenge is simply an understatement. Teachers around the world have been working so hard to make sure all students have meaningful learning opportunities. This fall, I’ve had several conversations with educators about what […]

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3 High-Quality Resources for Elementary Reading Classrooms

This post is in partnership with Capstone Pub. Finding high-quality resources for elementary reading classrooms can be a challenge. This is especially true when we bring nonfiction text into the equation. When searching for elementary-friendly resources, we want to make sure they are high-interest and appropriate for young readers. What I love about the resources […]

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A 200 Word Challenge for Student Writers

I’ve had the pleasure of working with this company. All opinions are my own.   Have you tried a writing challenge with your students?  I was so excited to have an opportunity to participate in a special word challenge with my friends at Adobe Education. It’s called a “200 Word Challenge” and it’s the perfect format […]

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7 Things You Might Not Know About PebbleGo

This post is in partnership with Capstone Pub. All opinions are my own.  Do your students conduct research and read informational text? Students of all ages can explore high-interest, nonfiction text, including elementary school-aged students. PebbleGo is the most popular research tool for elementary students, and there are several helpful features that you may not […]

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How To Create Interactive Journals with Students

This free ebook on interactive journals was created in partnership with Book Creator. Interactive journals can transform the way students share their learning throughout the school year. In this blog post, I’ll take you through a free resource I put together for the folks at Book Creator all about journaling. This free ebook is full […]

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Showing Thanks! Creative Gratitude Activities for Students

I’ve had the pleasure of working with this company. All opinions are my own.  As we get ready to enter into November, I have an activity to share with you that’s all about giving thanks. Sharing what we’re thankful for, especially during a challenging year, is important. And there are lots of ways to get […]

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Free Elementary Election Activities from PebbleGo Vote

This post is in partnership with PebbleGo. All opinions are my own. Tackling a big topic like the presidential election might feel a bit daunting in any classroom. Are you talking about the presidential election with your elementary students? If you’re considering a conversation around the presidential election, check out these completely free elementary election […]

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Rosetta Stone English K–6 Adaptive Blended Learning Program

This post is in partnership with Rosetta Stone. All opinions are my own. Do you use adaptive software to support emergent bilingual learners in your district? You might be familiar with Rosetta Stone from its popular language learning software. I used Rosetta Stone to practice my Spanish before taking a language exam as part of […]

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3 Creative Activities to Start the School Year

I’ve had the pleasure of working with this company. All opinions are my own The start of this school year is unlike any we’ve had in the past. It is a high-stress environment for all stakeholders, and there are many unknowns. Although you might not be sure what instruction, delivery, and class composition might look […]

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Read Aloud eBooks with Adaptive Assessment

Where do your students find ebooks? Right now, the distance learning resources from AmEnglish are free for teachers and schools. If you support students with blended learning in the classroom or distance learning at home, you’ll want to check out these read aloud eBooks. Earlier this year, I shared some news from the team at […]

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