• Reading Writing

    Free Stuff! Come and Get It!

    Shared Reading and Interactive Read Aloud Resources Hello, literacy pals! I sure hope this blog post finds you off to a great start to your school year! What do all teachers love? The word…

    October 15, 2018
  • Back to School Integration Phonics Reading Writing

    Text Time

    Regarding the “Time in Text” Concept This school year one of the big catch phrases regarding literacy instruction is “time in text.”  This concept is one of our district’s main focuses. We are finding…

    September 15, 2018
  • Back to School Reading

    Reading for a Deeper Cause

    Self-Care and Reading I recently came across an article pertaining to readers and self-care.  “When a reader adopts reading as a form of self-care, he or she accepts reading as a means to improve…

    August 15, 2018
  • Reading

    Reading Is Not What It Used to Be

    How are Interactive Read Alouds Different? It has been a while since I have gotten the chance to discuss interactive read alouds (IRA) on Tenspire. Certainly you can refer to the previous posts including…

    July 15, 2018
  • Reading

    Mind Movies

    Using Visualization to Promote Comprehension One way to expand upon students’ budding comprehension skills is to promote visualization of what is being read.  Students may blindly decode word after word on the page, but…

    June 15, 2018
  • Uncategorized

    Keeping Sensory Bins Simple

    Hi, my name is Kaitlyn and I’m obsessed with sensory bins. There. I said it. If you’ve been following my Instagram account lately, you’ve probably noticed this recent obsession. I’ve always thought they were…

    May 24, 2018
  • Language Phonics Reading Writing

    Catching Up with ILA

    Resources from the International Literacy Association If you are looking for a wonderful conference to attend this summer, I recommend the International Literacy Association’s (ILA’s) annual conference.  It is not just wonderful, it is…

    May 15, 2018
  • School Psychology

    Classifying Conduct Problems

    Every child can experience behavior difficulties. Sometimes children defy our requests, act out, say unkind things, or threaten to harm others. When you think back to your childhood you can probably find a few…

    May 13, 2018
  • Motherhood Reading

    Books from Birth

    Exploring Reading Options for the Very Young One can gain inspiration from the world around them. Right now my world is all about babies, since I am about to have my first child.  Having…

    April 22, 2018