What is Simply Skilled Teaching?

Hey there Peeps… I hope this post finds you all well! I have been getting this question via e-mail A LOT!  So… I figured….it might be time to give my peeps some insight into what Simply Skilled Teaching is all about!   STRESS…ANXIETY…EXHAUSTION… LACK OF TIME WITH FAMILY…. This is ….. This is the reason I created Simply Skilled Teaching. These are the words I hear OVER and OVER and OVER again within the various online teaching communities that I…

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7 Important Things You Can Learn From Running Records

Do running records make you want to run the other way? The assessment data you gain from evaluating a running record can help inform your reading instruction and allow you to meet the individual learning needs of each of…

Small Group Instruction Questions

Ask Anna | Small Group Instruction Series 1

How to effectively implement small group instruction is the #1 question that I receive every single day!   Some of the most common questions or struggles that I hear are…   How do I easily differentiate for multiple reading…

4 Guided Reading Apps You Can Use in Your Classroom

Effective and Engaging Guided Reading Apps for your iPad (or tablets)! Hey there friends, A question that I get asked often (and recently) was how I included technology in my Guided Reading groups.   And one of the COOLEST…

Guided Reading Activities that Engage and Excite

Guided Reading | Activities that Engage and Excite

Guided Reading Activities that Engage and Excite Young Readers! Do you get bored doing the same things over and over and over and over again…   It literally drives me bonkers when it is the same thing over and…

Guided Reading Effective and Engaging Tools

Top 10 Tools and Strategies for Guided Reading

Tools and Strategies for Effective and Engaging Guided Reading Instruction Hey there friends… In today’s video, I want to share with you my TOP TOOLS and Strategies for an effective and Engaging Guided reading group! 5 Tools I feel…

Engaging Activities Fluent Readers

Engaging Activities for Your Fluent Readers!

Happy Sunday! I hope you are all doing amazing! I am soooo excited to bring you another video this week that was just published on my YouTube channel. “What activities do you do with your Fluent Readers throughout the…

Guided Reading with Fluent readers

Guided Reading with your Fluent Readers

Hey there friends! Another week, and I have another Video all about advanced readers in the classroom. This has been a HUGE request over the last several weeks on how I worked with my students who were strong readers.…

Guided Reading Transitional Readers

Guided Reading for your Transitional Readers

Happy Sunday! How are you? I am sooooo excited to share with you my latest Youtube video that is ALL about Transitional Readers and what I did in my own classroom during my reading block with these readers.  …