Here is a simplified, one-page template to help you design your GLAD unit. The GLAD process is extensive, so each step is numbered to help you plan and map out your instruction.   This outlines your: - topic, essential question, and signal words - inquiry chart - big book - categories for your pictorial, mind map, process grid, etc. - narrative input chart - expert groups - chants - cognitive content dictionary words - sentence patterning chart - cooperative strip paragraph

Here is a simplified, one-page template to help you design your GLAD unit. The GLAD process is extensive, so each step is numbered to help you plan and map out your instruction. This outlines your: - topic, essential question, and signal words - inquiry chart - big book - categories for your pictorial, mind map, process grid, etc. - narrative input chart - expert groups - chants - cognitive content dictionary words - sentence patterning chart - cooperative strip paragraph

Connect your students to great authors and titles! Blog post with 40 titles for middle school readers from TeachingELAwithJoy.com

Fabulous Authors and 40 Book Recommendations for Middle School Readers

Fabulous Authors for Middle School Readers Infographic - Fabulous Authors and 40 Book Recommendations for Middle School Readers

That's Not a Reading Book - Many books fall into the “not reading book” category: maps, cookbooks, craft books, I Spy books, Where’s Waldo books, and so on. It is our duty as school librarians to advocate for our students’ right to read. Students can acquire many important skills by reading “not reading books.”

That's Not a Reading Book - Many books fall into the “not reading book” category: maps, cookbooks, craft books, I Spy books, Where’s Waldo books, and so on. It is our duty as school librarians to advocate for our students’ right to read. Students can acquire many important skills by reading “not reading books.”

If you're HASHTAG #, EMOJI, and READING OBSESSED, then this is the perfect product for you and your students! Use these headers to foster a love for literacy by having students decide which books belong under which hashtag category during their reading journey! Great for accountable talk, too!

EMOJI Interactive Reading Bulletin Board: Hashtag Headers for Book Categories

If you're HASHTAG #, EMOJI, and READING OBSESSED, then this is the perfect product for you and your students! Use these headers to foster a love for literacy by having students decide which books belong under which hashtag category during their reading journey! Great for accountable talk, too!

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! Check out this blog post for details!

Literature Students can introduce stories by having a book tasting in the classroom. Students who are reading the same book can come together to discuss the book.

A nice way to look at the Dewey Decimal System!  From Holmes County District Public Library

8 Best Images of Printable Dewey Decimal System Posters For Free - Dewey Decimal Classification System Chart, Library Dewey Decimal System and Library Dewey Decimal System

Love the letter labels that hang out so you can see them from looking down the row! Maybe now I will be able to keep my books in ABC order.

Last Friday, we hosted a little library intervention of sorts. Can I just say how much the little muffins L-O-V-E their new library?

Me on the Map Circle Flip Book

Me on the Map Circle Flip Book

These circles go along with my Me on the Map Flip Book. We copied them on colored paper to make a cute flip book which helped students recognize w.

This classroom library keeps the books organized and easy to find. It is easy to find a specific book when the books are separated by either genre or topic.

Classroom Library Organization

Reading and writing go hand in hand so I feel that having an extensive organized classroom library with books to interest all students at every reading level is important for fostering literacy development in the classroom.

Schoolhouse Divas: Stop Saying "You're So Smart" - Growth Mindset

Stop Saying "You're So Smart" - Growth Mindset

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