Successful Early Readers have a toolbox of strategies that they fall back on when encountering challenging text. Here are a few strategies I used in the classroom and at home with my daughter. These are widely used in primary classrooms, so there’s a good change your school-aged child has heard one or more before. Get… Continue reading Reading Strategies for Beginner Readers
A few years ago, the teacher-led play group that my daughter and I attended sent out a blog post on book clubs for kids. In it, Allison Metz (PhD in early childhood development) touted the benefits and gave suggestions for making one work. Our house is full of books, and my (then) 2-year-old daughter loved to have my husband and… Continue reading 5 Tips for Hosting a Toddler Book Club
I LOVE the idea of reviewing books with kids. What a fantastic way to help your child develop of love of reading! This fun activity gives you a chance to discuss reading material, encourage your child to voice his or her opinions, strengthen writing skills, get creative by developing a rating system–just to name a few benefits. My… Continue reading Writing Book Reviews with Your Child
I’ve curated four resources that we love in our family and paired them with great, meaningful activities for use in your classroom on Earth Day. There are many activities out there, but many of them are, quite frankly, very relevant. I believe the following encourage your students to observe, engage, and learn in a way that honors the… Continue reading Four Meaningful Earth Day Resources and Activites for Preschool Through Primary Grades
Help empower your child to be able to make his or her own reading selections for independent reading.
I wrote the lyrics to this Moon song to use in my school presentations to pre-school and primary-aged children. It’s to the tune of “Three Blind Mice”. See The Moon See the Moon, in the sky! There it is, way up high! It’s there in the sky both night and day. As it orbits the Earth,… Continue reading Moon Song
“There’s something wonderful and mysterious about how this book uses the moon to connect us to people and places all over the world. Academically, it encourages thinking and learning about both geography and science. A beautiful book for readers young and old.” -Dr. Mary Hobbs of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at the… Continue reading Schedule a Reading of A Moon of My Own for Your School
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I’m honored and excited to have been invited to participate in 3 dual language storytimes at Austin Public Library in April. Locations and Times Below: University Hills – Monday April 13 6:00 pm Cepeda – Tuesday April 14 11:00 am Pleasant Hill – Thursday April 16 10:15