The Reading Journey

“Everyone is a reader…Some just haven’t found their best route yet.” – unknown During a recent reading association meeting I was met with some interesting reading statistics:  “Reading scientists” predict that 95% of students can be taught to read accurately and fluently.  If this is true, how do we help our struggling readers in their journey to becoming successful …Continue reading

A Guided Reading Symphony

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H. E. Luccock As teachers of reading, we are like the directors of a symphony.  The movements are unique and flow at varying tempos.  All are beautiful and build with proper direction.  Our students are depending on us to deliver …Continue reading

Building Readers

  “Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty.  It should be offered to them as a precious gift.” —Kate DiCamillo I love to sit on the carpet with a small group of young readers and examine a simple predictable book. These emergent texts open the door to reading for my kindergartners. …Continue reading