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HOW TO FINANCE YOUR CLASSROOM LIBRARY

By |2024-02-07T19:40:39-07:00June 29th, 2023|

Laura, a beginning teacher, writes: "I would love to use some of your books and start some FVR, How do I do that if the school doesn't have extra money to buy books for FVR and books to read together?" Good question, and one that I get asked a [...]

STUDENT-MADE BOOKS

By |2023-02-15T18:07:00-07:00February 15th, 2023|

If you have done a project like this with your students, please add your advice to the comment section below. Funding a classroom library can be challenging. Here are some ways to do that: While you are waiting for your funds to come in, take a look at the [...]

FOCUSED BOOK REPORTS

By |2023-02-06T20:00:35-07:00February 6th, 2023|

My students have had success with  Focused Reading Book Reports.  These are not your typical summary book reports. They each have a specific point for students to concentrate on as they think about the book. Download these forms for free and try them out with some of your students. [...]

Quantity Beats Quality

By |2022-08-19T13:21:08-06:00August 19th, 2022|

(This is a excerpt from my book and workshop: Hi-Impact Reading Strategies: How to Accelerate Fluency and Proficiency with Reading. Get the book in hard copy here and the eBook here.) When designing your Independent Reading Program this year, consider this. An interesting experiment is described in the book [...]

FVR QUESTIONS

By |2022-08-19T08:48:47-06:00August 15th, 2022|

Kelly, a reader of this blog, writes: Thank you for the thorough and interesting materials on your website.  I am experimenting with a bunch of them this year, especially the SSR and Quickwrite components of a daily schedule. . A quick question - would you allow students to listen to [...]

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