Roar Into Research

Apr 2nd 2017

Spring fever is full force in my classroom and I have tried every trick of the trade to keep my students calm and engaged with little success. After taking a Common Core ELA class through my district, I found the […]

8 Magical Tips for Creating Word Wizards

Sep 11th 2013

“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” –Harry S Truman After being approached to teach the Spalding Method, I felt trepidation. While very impressed with the program’s research and philosophy, I was […]

Discover The Reading Teacher Within You

Aug 29th 2013

Does the thought of reading groups make you shudder? Unfortunately for many teachers, the answer is yes. Teachers simply don’t have the necessary resources needed to meet the diverse academic needs of students. Available resources are usually old, outdated basal […]

NEW! Hazel’s Reading Roost Visits the Black Lagoon

Oct 8th 2012

Are you looking for an engaging literature study aligned to Common Core Standards? Do your students need motivation to read and write? If so, Hazel’s Reading Roost Visits the Black Lagoon is the unit for you! In this 80 page […]

Syllable Division

Apr 29th 2012

Here is a multi-sensory syllable division bulletin board I made in my classroom.  Chunking Chipmunk from our Hazel Learns to Read unit helps students follow the syllabication rules to chunk words into smaller parts for decoding.  I used pipe cleaners […]

Easter Egg Fun

Apr 4th 2012

Super fun way to practice basic skills; fill plastic eggs with letters, sight words, math facts, etc. and have your kiddos choose eggs from a bucket or find them around the house. When they open them up, they can practice […]

Hazel’s Reading Roost Reading Strategy Unit

Feb 11th 2012

Students are loving our decoding and comprehension strategy animals. It is amazing to see how engaged they are and great reading progress they are making. 🙂 They especially love the accompanying story Hazel Learns to Read and the adorable animal […]