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A Complete Guide to the Fourth Grade Reading Standards

If you're a bit overwhelmed by the fourth grade reading standards, not to worry!  I created this handy guide to all of the standards for both fiction and nonfiction text. Each page of this guide includes the following components to help you understand the standards better. The Fourth Grade Reading Standard: The top left portion of the pages within this guide includes the Common Core reading ... Read the Post

A Complete Guide to the Third Grade Reading Standards

Even for veteran teachers, staying on top of the all the third grade reading standards can be a daunting task. That is why I created this handy guide to all of the standards for both fiction and nonfiction text. Each page of this guide includes the following components to help you understand the standards better. The Standard and the Anchor Standard: The top left portion of the pages within this ... Read the Post

Independent Reading: An Effective Way to Motivate Students

Do you struggle with independent reading in your classroom? During my first few years of teaching, I was really conflicted about ways to encourage all of my students to read independently. My school had spent a lot of money on a computer-based reading quiz program and intrinsic motivators. And yet, I didn't see this huge investment pay off. Some students were motived by points and prizes. However, ... Read the Post

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