Book Matching Relentlessly in Literacy Land

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If you've been following along with the book study for From Striving to Thriving (affiliate link) with Adventures in Literacy Land, I'm there today discussing the hows and whys of book matching. Head on over by clicking {here} or on the picture below.

And if you haven't been following along, you must get this book and read it!

Orton-Gillingham in Small Groups: Working Magic Daily!

Last summer I was accepted into Virginia's pilot program for using Orton-Gillingham in the school setting. After spending 4 days in what felt like a crash course for OG, I was ready to take all I learned into my interventions. At least I thought I was ready! All year I worked to make multi-sensory methods happen seamlessly in my interventions every single day.
Teaching students with the Orton-Gillingham method helps students learn and use phonics skills to decode words. Small group instruction with OG can help all students succeed with reading every day.

The state gave me all the materials I would need to help me get started. I spent days laminating and cutting to prepare for the two third grade groups I would start out with. But that was the beginning of a lot of work and learning!

Robots are Taking Over Book Talk Thursday!

Chapter books make for great summer reads, and these two Virginia Readers' Choice books are perfect reads for students who love robots and finding out more about them.
Two books on the Virginia Readers' Choice lists are similar. These robot stories will have us all thinking about what life is like for those who are different from each of us.

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The two books in today's Book Talk Thursday revolve around two robots living in our own world. Finding out how they become more than just robots makes for some intriguing thoughts and considerations. The Wild Robot and Fuzzy both make readers think about a new world that could one day become our own.

My Awesome Summer Freebie on Book Talk Thursday!

Summer is finally here, and it has arrived with all the summer has to offer. Sunshine, heat, and insects! Lots and lots of insects! So what do we know about these amazing creatures?

Learning about insects' life cycles can be fun and exciting when a praying mantis is involved. With a freebie, this mentor text should be high on any list!

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Today's Book Talk Thursday is the final book on the Virginia Readers' Choice primary list, My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis, written by Paul Meisel is one that will make everyone wonder about the life cycles of the amazing insects around us.