Enhancing the Early Reading Experience: Books, Strategies, and Concepts

Selecting books for young children can not only be a fun and rewarding experience but also a little daunting, considering the number of books available. Frequent collaboration between myself and a public librarian has produced valuable insights about how to begin reading with very young children. In an article I wrote for The Reading Teacher…

Graphic Organizers for Teaching Poetry Writing: Model Poems and Lessons That Support Children as They Write Different Forms

Simplify and take the guesswork out of teaching poetry with these graphic organizers and step-by-step lessons. Model poems and lessons help students learn about the characteristics and structures of poetry forms such as haiku, limericks, and acrostics. Motivating graphic organizers, tailored to each poetry form, guide them in planning, and then writing their own poems….