5 Simple Ways to Use a Dry Erase Calendar in Literacy Instruction

I love a dry erase board just like every other teacher in the world! But what can I do with them that will make everything go smoothly in my interventions?
Many teachers use dry erase boards in their classrooms, but using dry erase calendars for literacy instruction can be life changing!

I never thought that I would have a use for dry erase calendars in my classroom, but these have made learning a little easier and more organized for my learners.

Understanding Feelings with The Real MVP Kids

It's tough being a kid in today's world. There are so many things that our children want to do, but sometimes life gets in the way for them. Now, there are some books to help children understand their emotions and find ways to control them.
It's tough being a kid sometimes! Their feelings are all over the place sometimes. The Real MVP Kids have ways to help young children better understand their feelings in these new books.

I received complimentary copies of these books in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links may also be present in this post to help fund future book purchases.

The Real MVP Kids have two series of books that help children understand and deal with their emotions:  Help Me Become and Help Me Understand.

Keeping with the Theme in Virginia Readers' Choice

As I sat and read the elementary Virginia Readers' Choice books, I realized a common theme that runs throughout them all. And that is why I have waited to write about all of them in one blog post. So, here goes!
A common theme of friendship runs through all of these Virginia Readers' Choice books. See how they can help so many students as they work on making new friends each day.

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Orton-Gillingham in Small Groups:The All Important Notebook

My journey with Orton-Gillingham in small groups continues as I reflect on how I used the notebooks with my students. This was a challenge for me, but a great hurdle to jump as I learned more about getting the notebooks just right for my groups.
Orton-Gillingham instruction must be practiced! And a great way to do that is with the Orton-Gillingham notebooks. See how they work in a small group setting!

Dyslexia seems to be a new buzz word lately, and I don't like that it is just that. There is so much more to dyslexia, and we, as teachers, need to recognize it and find ways to help those students who struggle in the areas of reading, spelling, and writing. Using multi-sensory methods, we can help students with those literacy areas. The notebook pages are an integral part of the lessons, used for learning the patterns and reviewing them as needed.