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Using Implicit and Explicit Vocabulary Instruction to Increase Student Reading Comprehension (SOR Summer Series Part 3)


There is so much that goes into being a stellar reading teacher. From having a solid understanding of how to teach the five pillars of reading to being able to effectively set up and manage small group lessons to helping students fall in love with reading... if you're a fellow literacy lover like me, then you're in the right place. In this section, you'll find blog posts and articles that will help you dig deep into all things related to teaching reading in upper elementary!  

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Favorite Genre Reading Flowchart

Help your students fall in love with reading with this fun and engaging flow chart. This flowchart is a twist on a classic reading inventory and will help students discover the type of book they should read next. Students can go through this reading flowchart several times and get different answers each time. It's such a fun way to help students explore different genres.

This is such a fun tool to share with students anytime they are in a reading rut and are looking for new genres to explore.

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The Confident Writer System Series

In less than 90 minutes, you'll learn quick and easy ways that will transform your upper elementary student's writing.

Stellar Teacher Podcast

Teaching literacy is a skill. It takes a lot of time, practice, and effort to be good at it. This podcast will show you how to level up your literacy instruction and make a massive impact with your students, all while having a little fun! Each week, my guests and I will share our literacy strategies, tips, and tricks so that you can feel confident in your ability to transform your students into life-long readers. So, put those ear buds in and join the conversation!


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The Stellar Literacy Collective

You didn’t become a teacher to spend your rare free time scrolling Pinterest and searching on Google. Trust me friend, I have been there. That’s why this membership was created. When you join, you receive countless pre-planned resources without sacrificing engagement, rigor, and effectiveness. That means less planning and more teaching. Beyond the resources, you’ll gain a community of like-minded teachers. Are you ready to level up your instruction and maybe even find a new teacher bestie?

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I’m Sara, your literacy lovin’ mentor and cheerleader.

With over a decade of experience working as a classroom teacher and school administrator, I understand the joys and challenges of teaching. That’s why I’m on a mission to make an impact by serving stellar upper elementary teachers just like you. Get ready, because I’m pulling out all the stops to ensure that you have the tools and confidence you need to build a literacy block that you’re proud of. One that excites you and your students while also meeting the standards. Oh yes, it’s totally possible to have both!