questioning

questioning and connecting during read-alouds
July 2, 2011 9 comments

questioning and connecting during read-alouds

    I’m not going to lie–some summer days, I really think that if it weren’t for the 15 minutes of Adult Swim, my kids wouldn’t stop moving all day ...

quick, sneaky questioning to improve reading comprehension
February 17, 2011 5 comments

quick, sneaky questioning to improve reading comprehension

It seems that Maddy’s leveled out a bit with her reading this year. She’s doing great with her spelling, she’s made huge strides with decoding, but she’s stuck on one ...

telling stories with norman rockwell paintings
August 13, 2010 2 comments

telling stories with norman rockwell paintings

I have always been intrigued by Norman Rockwell’s artwork. When I was young, his Girl at Mirror (1954) spoke to me so personally about the battle between growing up and ...

non-fiction reading and real-life learning with fish
August 4, 2010 2 comments

non-fiction reading and real-life learning with fish

    We’re pet sitting for the next few days, and Maddy, Owen and Cora are loving it. Nothing cuddly or furry, but these little guys are certainly entertaining if ...

asking the heart questions
January 13, 2010 No Comment

asking the heart questions

This morning at breakfast, before we even had a chance to check out Maddy’s kindergarten calendar or talk about the weather, an article in The Kids Post had us practicing ...