Hello, I'm Ciera!​

I’m a former elementary school teacher turned teacherpreneur.  I have spent the last decade perfecting my reading instruction to help other teachers do the same!  If you’re an elementary teacher who knows they want MORE out of their reading instruction, you’ve found the right gal to help!  

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After years of struggling, I found a formula that helped me plan meaningful reading comprehension lessons. Now it’s your turn to find success in understanding and teaching reading comprehension!

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main idea

Main Idea Mini Lessons

It doesn’t matter what grade you teach, main idea is always on your lesson plans sometime in the year.  This reading skill is important as it helps students take important facts or events from a text, summarize them, and understand the author’s most important message.  But teaching main idea can be hard and many students aren’t successful at this skill right away.  One problem is that teachers can only think of certain ways to break down and teach the skill and then run out of ideas.  I’ve got you covered!  I’m sharing 5 main idea mini lessons just for you! Mini-lessons are a great way to teach reading skills just like main idea.  You can also use these tips and tricks or mentor texts too! 

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Winter Sports Mentor Texts

Winter is such a unique and special time of year, that is if you live somewhere to experience it. 😉  But still, the magic of winter comes each year and with it brings unique opportunities that only winter can provide.  Winter sports, such as skiing, ice skating, hockey, and many more are traditional winter sports.  They are so popular that they are celebrated in competition every 4 years in the Winter Olympics!  Students from California to Virginia should get the experience of learning about these unique sports.  I’ve gathered some of my favorite winter sports mentor texts to share with you! (This post contains Amazon affiliate links.  This means that Amazon sends me a little pocket change, at no cost to you, if you purchase

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