Coming full circle on literacy circles

I feel like a bit of a fraud. I have long been a proponent of Donalyn Miller's approach to reading. In both the Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild - she cites the importance of developing children as readers through exposure to child-selected books and less time on response type activities. I also love Daily 5... Continue Reading →

What the kids really value isn’t always what you think…

This week the children in my class wrote a quick paragraph for their yearbook. Aside from setting up some scaffolds with the class some sentence starters and helping with spelling and punctuation I left the children to it. As I read over what the children's highlights strong patterns emerged. What the kids said they'd remember from... Continue Reading →

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