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Summer Reading Loss Is A Real Thing

Summer Reading Loss Is A Real Thing

You know that summer reading loss is a real thing. The research is clear that kids can go down by two reading levels and sometimes, even more, when they don’t read during the summer months. Of course, none of us want this so here’s what you can do to help put more...
Creating a Community of Readers and Writers Through Immersion

Creating a Community of Readers and Writers Through Immersion

In my last message, you learned all about why and how to start with workshops on day one. If you missed it, you can find it here. In that message, we discussed how to set up this year’s class with the expectation that you’re a community of readers and writers. And to...
Have You Celebrated Yet?!?

Have You Celebrated Yet?!?

It’s the beginning of October so by now I imagine you have been in school for at least one month, if not longer… the first month of school you taught your kids how to live the life of a writer and how to build strong reading habits, which is great! Hopefully you have...
Five Simple Tips to Help You With Book Shopping

Five Simple Tips to Help You With Book Shopping

Before you start book shopping with your class, there are a few things you’ll need to do and set up in your classroom. If you haven’t set all of these up yet (not to worry), you can do them now.

4 Simple Routines To Set Your Class Up for the Best Year Ever

4 Simple Routines To Set Your Class Up for the Best Year Ever

It’s the first few weeks of school, and this is a time where you’re establishing routines and procedures to lay the groundwork and expectations for your class. This is hugely important because without these set — or even if they’re unclear, you’ll have to re-teach them or you’ll later feel frustrated when students are confused about your expectations. 

Yes, You Can Start Workshop On Day One!

Yes, You Can Start Workshop On Day One!

School is just beginning and you may already be excited to get your reading and writing workshop up and running. You’re planning all the things you’re ready to teach the kids: About the writing center How to access and use the classroom library How to come to and from...
New Year, New Decade, New Look

New Year, New Decade, New Look

You know that saying about out with the old? Well, Literacy Partners has been getting a makeover. Sure, we’re stepping into 2020 with a fresh new look, but we want to make sure you know that our commitment to excellence in all that we do remains the same. Now that we’ve had our makeover, we’ll also be sharing more lessons, information, and a real-life peek into the work we’re doing with educators.