Makeover Madness!

First post on the new blog!

Like so many other fabulous bloggers and sellers, I decided to participate in the Teachers Pay Teachers Seller Challenge being hosted by Sparkling in Second, Peppy Zesty Teacherista, Teach Create Motivate, and Third in Hollywood.  I love this, because it's motivating me to cross off some items that are already on my to-do.

This week's challenge was Makeover Madness.  I chose to makeover one of my top selling products, Reading Strategies 101: Resources for Parents.  I love this product!  I use it every year, and my colleagues use it, too.  It's a set of one page handouts that explain seven common reading strategies- Question, Inferring, Synthesizing, Making Connections, Predicting, Visualizing, and Determining Importance.  It also includes an introductory parent letter.

I always include the parent resources in my newsletter, and I have them linked on my class webpage for parents.  We all know the importance of home-school communication, and this is one way for parents to feel informed about what students are learning.  How often do we hear, "Well, this isn't the way I learned to read/multiply/write/etc.?  My resources explain the strategy, gives tips for helping with the strategy, provides questions or question stems, and includes a list of book suggestions for practicing each strategy.  I've had great feedback from my students' parents regarding these information sheets.  They are perfect for when you're introducing the strategies during the first half of the year.  I love them, and I hope you will, too!
Thanks for stopping!


  1. Good job on the new cover. The red gives it a pop! I think it's great too that you provide your parents with so much helpful information. Good luck in next week's challenge!

  2. I LOVE the new cover! Looks very professional. Love the idea of having these to give to parents.


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