Don't Miss this Planner Giveaway!

I was just introduced to this planner this summer, but I am in LOVE with it!  Have you seen the new Posh Carpe Diem Planners? If you haven't you, have to check it them out HERE! These planners are beautiful and stylish, and you can decorate them with all of the coordinating stickers and embellishments.

Inspired Owl's Corner and I are teaming up to give away an Aqua Carpe Diem Planner with all of the embellishments to go along with it! Included in this giveaway are vertical weekly inserts, the monthly inserts, lots of stickers to decorate your pages, and a set of InkJoy Gel Pens (my favorites to use in my planner!) Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win over $100 of planner goodies! We will announce the winner on Wednesday.

Good luck to you and enjoy your Sunday!  

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Pinterest Pick 3: Back to School Edition

Welcome to this month's Pick 3 Party!  Thanks for stopping by!  If you are looking for some inspiration for your classroom this month, you have come to the right place!

Improving Student Fluency in your Classroom

Looking for ways to improve reading fluency?  Here are 5 easy to implement tips ~ Freebie Included

As students move through the primary grades, they should move from learning to read to reading to learn.  Students who struggle with fluency have difficulty reading to learn because they simply aren't fluent readers yet.  Fluency is not the only characteristic of a successful reader but the research is plentiful showing its importance.  Students who can read fluently are able to focus their cognitive efforts on comprehending and interacting with the text.  Are you looking for easy ways to improve fluency levels in your class?  Check out these tips....

Assessing Reading Fluency to Boost Fluency Growth

Looking to boost your students' fluency?  Carefully assessing where your students are is key to moving them forward.

In order to accurately assess a student's fluency and guide his or her development, a teacher needs to look at all the components of fluency.  In the simplest of terms, fluency can be divided into three critical components: accuracy, rate, and prosody (expression and smoothness).

What is Reading Fluency?

What is reading fluency?  Why do I need it in my primary classroom?  How can I help develop fluency?

What is reading fluency?
Even people not familiar with the elements that make up fluent reading, know a fluent reader when they hear one.  They read smoothly with proper intonation.  A fluent reader is easy to listen to and understand because it simply sounds like they are telling you a story.

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