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What the National Reading Panel Says About: Fluency

               Today marks my third look into the national Reading Panel.  I’ve already discussed their work on phonemic awareness and

What the National Reading Panel Says About: Phonemic Awareness

               In 1997, the National Reading Panel was convened at the behest of Congress and the Secretary of Education.  It

My First Year of Structured Literacy

This was my first year where I fully implemented more evidenced-based practices in my intervention groups (AKA I followed the

The Power of Cumulative Review

Before becoming Orton-Gillingham trained, I rarely reviewed.  I “taught” my spelling features for the week and then expected my children

Kids Don’t Have to Love Reading

I identify as a reader so much, I literally had a Harry Potter wedding. But that doesn’t mean my children

Which Science of Reading Training Should I Take?

I will always be amazed at how hard teachers work.  I get messages each week from parents and teachers asking

Activities to Promote Orthographic Mapping

In my last post, we discussed orthographic mapping and why it is crucial for reading success. Theory is great, but

My Top 5 Reading Mistakes

This year, I am entering my 11th year of teaching. I’ll never forget how confident I was that first year.

Intentional Instruction as we Return to School

               We’re about to move into our third school year of this pandemic.  That means the children entering second grade

Add the Science of Reading to your Summer

               The final month of school, I’m so ready to be done.  I’m mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted.  I put

Book Review: “Uncovering the Logic of English”

I tend to talk too much, so let me get straight to the point.  Every month or so, I’m going

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

I broke up with Lucy Calkins this year.  I fully severed the ties when I threw my Art of Teaching