Increasing Reading Fluency

I got it in my head long ago that fluency would increase if teachers would lower the reading level of the assigned texts.  I just didn’t have the proper vocabulary.  After reading the Deeney article, One-Minute Fluency Measures: Mixed Messages

Increasing Reading Fluency

I got it in my head long ago that fluency would increase if teachers would lower the reading level of the assigned texts.  I just didn’t have the proper vocabulary.  After reading the Deeney article, One-Minute Fluency Measures: Mixed Messages

Math Talks and other Literacy Connections

          In our Literacy class, I really connected with the Peter H. Johnston reading, “Talking in Class: Remembering what it important about classroom talk.”  I believe that Johnston is seeking for more than a deeper understanding of what our students

Math Talks and other Literacy Connections

          In our Literacy class, I really connected with the Peter H. Johnston reading, “Talking in Class: Remembering what it important about classroom talk.”  I believe that Johnston is seeking for more than a deeper understanding of what our students

Final Winter Reflection…

I’m sitting here contemplating my journey to becoming a teacher and I’ve realized something…I’m reflecting!  I find myself reflecting all the time.  On those rare occasions that I get to teach, I will always spend time afterwards going over the

Final Winter Reflection…

I’m sitting here contemplating my journey to becoming a teacher and I’ve realized something…I’m reflecting!  I find myself reflecting all the time.  On those rare occasions that I get to teach, I will always spend time afterwards going over the

Basic Instinct

I remember reading in Routman somewhere that she said to “teach to the child rather than to their abilities” (Routman). It has really stuck with me as I’ve gone into the various classrooms. I am reminded of this as I

Basic Instinct

I remember reading in Routman somewhere that she said to “teach to the child rather than to their abilities” (Routman). It has really stuck with me as I’ve gone into the various classrooms. I am reminded of this as I

Weird musings in the 2nd grade…

It all started harmlessly enough.  I took our ESL student, “Jane” aside to have her read to me for a little bit.  She was so excited to share with me the book that she and her partner, “Joe,” were partner

Weird musings in the 2nd grade…

It all started harmlessly enough.  I took our ESL student, “Jane” aside to have her read to me for a little bit.  She was so excited to share with me the book that she and her partner, “Joe,” were partner

Buddy Conference

           I think there is a trust building between my buddy and I.  I can tell it in the way that he is willing to take chances and participate in discussions we have.  It was apparent in our conference this

Buddy Conference

           I think there is a trust building between my buddy and I.  I can tell it in the way that he is willing to take chances and participate in discussions we have.  It was apparent in our conference this

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know…

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” While it has occurred to me in passing moments, it was definitely made clearer to me this past week at my main placement. Somehow I’ve had it ingrained in me that

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know…

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” While it has occurred to me in passing moments, it was definitely made clearer to me this past week at my main placement. Somehow I’ve had it ingrained in me that