Welcome to my blog! 

A place for teachers to come and get inspired so that they can leave ready to Inspire Young Learners! 

Find below great posts that will help you create a positive classroom community, provide easy to use tips and strategies, and give you important information on how best to teach ELL students! 

Make sure to check back often for new articles created with you in mind! 

The Power Behind Progress Monitoring

We spend countless hours planning lessons to not just cover content standards, but language standards as well. The juggling act of managing it all is overwhelming and stressful, but we joined this profession to do whatever we can for our students, and so we keep pushing on. The problem I always felt though was “how do I know this is what my student needs?” “How can I be confident I’m not wasting their time and mine and not really helping them move forward?” These are the thoughts that kept me up at night, until I started incorporating progress monitoring into my monthly activities. When we don’t have a clear grasp on how our students are doing, we will just teach whatever the curriculum tell

How to Easily Differentiate Your Read Aloud

Read alouds are one of my favorite times of the day. There is so much that can happen during that simple activity, and today I want to show you how to differentiate and make the most of your read aloud time so that you are supporting all the learners in your class. Do not underestimate the power behind a good read aloud. As stated by Dominic Massaro, "reading aloud can be the best way to help children develop word mastery and grammatical understanding, which form the basis for how to read." Think of all the skills specifically our ELLs can learn during a read aloud: intonation, fluency, tone, pitch, grammatical skills, vocabulary, comprehension skills, and this is just the beginning. So to h

How to make the most of your guided reading time with ELLs

Watch this 13 minute coaching video where I walk you through how to maximize your guided reading lesson with ELLs. I'll walk through the essential strategies to include and more! Interested in the October Reading Passages seen in this video? Find them here!


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