Lucky Number 7: My Top Seven Common Core Resources

Lucky Number 7: My Top Seven Common Core Resources

I do a lot of professional development with schools across quite a few districts. I love being able to work face to face to help teachers make sense of the Common Core standards. The number one subject that I get follow-up emails and social media messages about are additional resources to learn more about instructional practices that support the rigor… Read more →

Teaching Informational Text to Elementary Students? You Should Know Seymour Simon!

Teaching Informational Text to Elementary Students? You Should Know Seymour Simon!

Judy Blume. Beverly Cleary. Roald Dahl. Francine Pascal. Ann Martin. As a child,those five authors dominated my reading lists. I loved the imagery that Dahl used to create fantastical characters. Cleary and Blume both delighted me with their uncanny awareness of what I, as a child, thought and understood. Pascal enticed me into a world of tween drama. Ann Martin made me want… Read more →

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