In the folders below, you’ll find pages of free printables as well as ebooks and lessons for literacy instruction that I developed for my own classroom. Most of the materials are especially suitable for 4th or 5th grade, but many of them can easily be adapted for grades 3 through 6. For more information about strategies such as Balanced Literacy, Literature Circles, and Reading Workshop, visit the Literacy Strategies section.
Featured Main Literacy Articles
12 Ways To Motivate Reluctant Readers
I think I must have been born with a book in my hand! My parents told me that from the moment I learned to read… Read more
Teaching Kids to Write Super Sentences
How do you encourage your students to write longer, more interesting sentences? You know what will happen if.. Read more
Seek & Spell Challenge: Word Work that Works!
Do your students groan when it’s time for spelling? Spelling might be an important subject,… Read more
Candler’s Classroom Connections
Awesome freebies and resources for elementary educators!