I’ve been very fortunate to have our literacy coach, Barb Golub, work with me through our current writing unit. To those of you who know her, don’t worry folks, she’s looking for an awesome new Twitter handle and once she has one, I’ll be sure to link it here! Together we’ve […]

Inquiry in Writing Workshop (Authors as Mentors)

I’m certain that we are all very familiar with student-led conferences and I’ve seen inspiring examples of ways that teachers have set these conferences up. Every year, no matter which school I’ve been at, I’ve always set up stations/centers for the families to rotate through. I’ve tried different things like […]

Trying Student Led Conferences a New Way

Being able to implement the TCRWP at our school has taught me an immense amount about not just reading instruction, but also tools that help kindergarteners focus on specific strategies and skills. When I talk about tools in kindergarten, it often means something physical or tangible for them to use. […]

Reading Toolkit in the Classroom