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Back-to-School Resources!

Are you looking for FUN new ideas as your plan your back-to-school curriculum? I've been working on lots of new resources and {FREEBIES} to share with my PLN!

Check out my newest blog posts at http://msjordanreads.com:

Amazing Author Studies!…

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Added by Kristin Jordan on August 14, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Non-Fiction Text Structures

Check out my newest blog post on integrating Non-Fiction Text Structures into your reading and writing instruction! Many freebies and resources are included!

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Added by Kristin Jordan on April 19, 2012 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Fluency Boot Camp!

Check out my newest blog post on "Reading. Writing. Thinking. Sharing"  about bringing a {Fluency Boot Camp} into your classroom!…
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Added by Kristin Jordan on February 26, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Follow Your Thinking Tracks!

Are your students active readers? Do they consistently “Stop & Think” to reflect and comprehend what they’re reading?

“Follow Your Thinking Tracks” is a great strategy for students to record their thinking while reading. Not only does it help students monitor their understanding of text, but it provides a post-reading opportunity for students to share and reflect on their “road map” of recorded…

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Added by Kristin Jordan on January 19, 2012 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Raindrops on Roses, and Whiskers on Kittens...

… EdTech and iPads, and Tools for the Teacher!

                        ….These are a few of my favorite things!

Two days into owning an iPad and I’ve become obsessed, so I figured I could share a few of my favorite things to kick off my “iPads for Education” sharing!…

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Added by Kristin Jordan on November 6, 2011 at 10:09pm — 1 Comment

Reading Hats: Which ones do YOU wear?



The big question I ask my students at the beginning of each year is…

“What hats do YOU wear when you’re reading?”

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Added by Kristin Jordan on October 16, 2011 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

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