Category Archives: Reading

Otis Books by Loren Long

We’ve been loving the Otis books, by Loren Long, in my kindergarten classroom lately.  I bought the first book to do a few lessons with, and the kids fell in love with the characters.  When I spotted the Otis 4-pack at the Scholastic site, I had to snatch them up.  It’s hard to decide which

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Reading In Kindergarten

I love this time of year, in Kindergarten.  It’s a magical time, when kids go from saying, “I don’t know how to read!” to “Hey, I can read this book!”  I’ve been telling them they could do it all along, but it usually take until about February for the kids to start believing it. Some

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Connecting Our Reading Curriculum to Writer’s Workshop

Connecting reading and writing is natural in the early grades.  Right now, in our first grade reading curriculum, we are working on identifying the main idea and supporting details in a text.  We have used a graphic organizer to help us keep track of our thinking.  This same graphic organizer led itself right into our

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