One purpose of this forum is to share reading and writing lesson plans, free printables and language arts ideas to help your students become the best possible literacy students. As a teacher, I’ve spent countless hours searching the internet to help solve problems in my classroom from struggling readers and memory retention to pushing the highest level of dialogue and literary analysis. Rather than save all the collected ideas, videos, lessons and student work on my desktop (in a mess of unorganized folders!), I want to share what I’ve collected with my community.
I started out as a Special Education teacher, so there are posts dedicated to my driving inquiry of how to best meet all students needs. If you have any suggestions or resources for students with special needs, no matter their disability, please share by commenting or sending me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. I will make sure to post your suggestion.
I also plan to share the struggles that come up in my classrooms, currently 5th through 8th grade reading, writing and nonfiction studies, and how we have collectively made plans to solve the struggles. The most important thing I’ve learned as a teacher assistant and teacher in the past 11 years is to openly dialogue about what’s not working in order to create an action plan for tomorrow, or in this place the Monday after Thanksgiving break!
Thanks for reading!