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How We Listen: Winter Edition

Each week, we chat with you - and get to hear about all the ways you're listening and encouraging your students to listen their way to literacy. In this week's post, we're sharing some of those…

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Fly Away with a Great Story

**This is a guest post, written by Jenny Holt.

You may think that aviophobia (fear of flying) is exclusively an adult thing, but the National Institute of Mental Health reports that up to 25% of…

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Don't Ghost Your Literacy Routine!

It's spooky season and we're all busy planning our costumes. Capitalize on all your students' creative energy and get them psyched for Halloweek with spooky stories. Halloween themed stories are…

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Plan Ahead: Substitute Plans

Over the course of a school year, there are bound to be a few days when your class will need a substitute teacher. Many of us consider days when we're away from our classrooms to be 'free days'…

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Book Nooks

** This guest post was written by blog contributor, Jenny Holt.

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Listen, You'll Write Better

We believe children need to be good listeners before they can become great readers. We also believe that listening skills lead to better writing skills - for many of the same reasons.

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Sick Stories

It's no fun to be sick! What are some things you like to do to help feel better when you're under the weather? Kids of all ages like to be snuggled up in bed, watching cartoons or old movies. But…

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Happy Spring!

The calendar and weather are finally beginning to agree that it's spring! As the daylight grows longer, we've been hearing from many of you that you're stretching your creative and planning minds…

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Listen Up This Year!

Are you a resolution maker? Intention setter? Goal getter? However you like to start the year, we suggest adding listening to your list. These are just a few of the many great reasons you'll love…

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Stories for Self-Care

Let's face it - the holidays can be stressful! Taking some time for yourself might be one of the best gifts you get (or give!) this season. Here are some ideas to help you relax amid the holiday…

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