• Culture Motivation Reading

    Best Friend Books

    The Beauty of Repeated Readings I recently had the opportunity to hear one of my favorite literacy experts, Lester Laminack, speak on the topic of reading stories multiple times.  Repeated reading is a subject…

    February 15, 2018
  • Uncategorized

    Discovering Dyslexia

    Dyslexia is so dear to my heart I can’t believe I haven’t written a post on it before now.  I think it’s because I’m worried I won’t do it justice.  There are so many…

    February 12, 2018
  • Reading

    Renewed Focus

    Introducing Shared Reading Happy New Year!  Ahead of us lies an entire year’s worth of learning potential, for both ourselves and our students.  However, we cannot forget about previous goals not yet achieved.  Tennessee’s…

    January 22, 2018
  • Homeschool Motherhood

    New Year, New Adventure

    Well, it’s been about 6 months since we sold our house and jumped into my husband’s new career. If you’ve been following along with our journey for very long, you know that it’s just…

    January 15, 2018
  • Language Reading Writing

    V is for Vocabulary

    Learning New Words What individual component of reading instruction is most highly correlated to comprehension?  Vocabulary! The more words you know, the more knowledge you possess.  For every word that you can access the…

    December 19, 2017
  • School Psychology

    Gifted or High Achiever?

    What do we mean by gifted? Children who are gifted are able to perform significantly above their peers. This means all children their age not just the children in their class, school, district, state,…

    December 12, 2017