Author Archive for Miss Kelly Jordan

Blog Relaunch!

It has been a long time since I have posted on this blog, but I thought the time was right to relaunch and share my insights, thoughts, classroom ideas and experiences with literacy education. I am currently teaching grade four…

A New School Year

With the new year comes a new blog theme and a resolution to post more frequently! I am constantly thinking about education and how I can best meet my students’ needs, I just need to blog about it more often!…

Learning High Frequency Words

Successful readers and writers need a sound knowledge of high frequency words.   One problem some struggling readers have is that they often pause at high frequency words during reading, stopping the flow of the text. This affects their phrasing and fluency, and…

Explicit Teaching

While the concept of “explicit teaching” is not new or revolutionary, my school has been focussing on it heavily over the past couple of years. The emphasis is that it’s not just our instructions that should be explicit, but our class…