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Can you picture it?

As you can see, Emily has allowed me to snag her blog for the day.  She’s had a very busy week welcoming her new baby into the world. The news came through yesterday that the baby arrived safely, and both mom and baby are doing well today. I am Carla visiting from Comprehension Connection today…

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Sharing A Love of Patricia Polacco: For The Love Of Autumn

Happy Friday TRT/OG friends! I hope you enjoyed Mentor Monday this week. We had some wonderful book suggestions. At the end of that post, I spoke of a very special project pulled together by some talented teacher bloggers. Lessons From The Heart is an exclusive ebook created for the month of February,  and it can be all yours! Collectively,…

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Mentor Monday Linky 2/3/14: Making Inferences, And…A Very Special Treat!

Welcome to the third week of Mentor Monday! This week we’ll focus on mentor texts for teaching the reading comprehension strategy, making inferences. This is a tough strategy for some kids to grasp. You need just the right picture book to model it, especially for first timers. I made this collage back in the Fall for…

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Hosting A Movie Screening

It’s been a long term goal of mine to host a free movie screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. That day came last Saturday January 25, 2014! Thanks to several organizations, a supportive State Representative from Massachusetts and an amazing, local, non-profit organization, I was able to pull this off. Here are some pictures from…