Monthly Archives: February 2017

Language, Literacy, Imagination, and Reading-Aloud

People often ask why I chapter read.  After all, many of the children in my classroom are are three-years-old.  When we chapter read, the children don’t have an image from a picture book.  They have to make the pictures in … Continue reading

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Take Time to Read

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(pixabay.com) “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”                                                                                   Stephen King ? (pixabay.com) “Read, read, read. Read everything…

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Literacy and Math

When I was in first grade, I mastered math placement.  Really.  Math is not my strong suit, but my teacher read aloud Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag.   The repeated text in the book is, “Hundreds of cats, thousands of … Continue reading

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