fluency

learning during read-alouds: improving fluency
August 13, 2013 15 comments

learning during read-alouds: improving fluency

This is a re-post of a November 16, 2011 post because it’s totally worth revisiting.   Fluency is a tricky–but totally important–element of reading comprehension. No. Question. About it. And ...

reading, reciting, and memorizing poems
August 7, 2013 No Comment

reading, reciting, and memorizing poems

    For our tabletop surprise today, we rocked some major poetry. Knowing that poetry reading is sometimes less intimidating than reading other texts and knowing that right now my ...

nursery rhymes: powerful poems for fluency and more
April 21, 2013 3 comments

nursery rhymes: powerful poems for fluency and more

April is National Poetry Month! Did you know that? It is, and it’s not too late to jump in on the celebration! We have been doing little things over here ...

improve fluency: slow down speedy readers
July 19, 2012 5 comments

improve fluency: slow down speedy readers

I’ve said before that one of the things that you never want to say to a reader is Slow down! You’re reading too fast! or. . . . . . ...

mom's homeroom: ideas, advice, videos, crazy-cool blogs
September 21, 2011 5 comments

mom’s homeroom: ideas, advice, videos, crazy-cool blogs

I am over the moon to share some exciting news: I’ve been working with MSN and Frosted Mini-Wheats for the last few months, writing as a Featured Blogger and doing ...

celebrate Read Across America Day (with a free book from Readeo!)
March 2, 2011 2 comments

celebrate Read Across America Day (with a free book from Readeo!)

Happy Read Across America Day! Hopefully you’ll take some time out of the day to share a book (or two) with a loved one, but why not step out of ...

new for us friday: magnetic poetry (and giveaway!)
November 26, 2010 65 comments

new for us friday: magnetic poetry (and giveaway!)

I have been a huge fan of magnetic poetry, ever since my college pals and I had a set on the fridge of our off-campus house a lifetime ago. Our ...

new for us friday: first vlog! (and flip minoHD giveaway)
June 4, 2010 No Comment

new for us friday: first vlog! (and flip minoHD giveaway)

I’ve thought about doing this for ages, and now I finally have a reason. This New For Us Friday marks a very new–and very scary first for me: my first-ever ...

poem reading, rhyme writing
July 9, 2009 4 comments

poem reading, rhyme writing

Today we did some of Maddy’s “Kindergarten Work” from her summertime calendar. Lucky for us, we were able to use some of our most favorite books in the house: Poem ...