From the Sidelines

Think, Talk, Write

Lesson Crashers

Don't forget about Lesson Crashers in the next three weeks. I have had a great time crashing in a variety of classrooms including art and music! Remember when I crash your planning or lesson, we will be working on student talk.

Telling Stories

How do young children who have come to the United States as immigrants or refugees learn English? At one early education school and laboratory in Houston, the new language comes to life when kids use storytelling and dramatic play to get talking. The NewsHour's April Brown reports:

Guided Reading

Amazon delivered my copy of The Next Step in Guided Reading, and i am so excited! I have also enjoyed perusing Jan Richardson's website:

I am so honored to be learning alongside you. Remember, I am available to give feedback/ dialog on any lesson you would like.

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Defining Moments

I believe that many of us are having some defining moments this year. Check out this entry from the the Thinking Maps Blog: