Summer Greetings!

My name is Kim Grocholski.  I am a third grade teacher and pursuing my master’s degree as a literacy specialist.  I hope everyone is having a relaxing, enjoyable summer! I don’t know about you, but I am getting geared up for another fun school year (yes, the school supplies are back in stores).    Over the […]

Why blog?

So, why create a blog for students to share books and responses to books?  There are several reasons, but the number one reason in my mind is to keep students engaged, interested, and excited.  In my experience, technology is very motivating for students.  In her Hello Literacy blog, Jennifer Jones (2012) writes about several reasons […]

Twin Texts

Twin texts, also known as paired texts, are a pairing of fiction and nonfiction (informational) texts about the same subject.  These text pairings are used to create interest in a topic and can be used to introduce topics in math, science, and social studies.  In her article, It takes two: Teaching with Twin Texts of […]