Create a LITERACY Block that works for you and your students!
Is being prepared and feeling in control of your literacy block your daydream?
This Book Will SHOW You How to Make it a REALITY
Building The Literacy Block will take you from "stuck" to making strides in the direction of a your IDEAL Literacy Block. Even if you are a NEW teacher or VETERAN teacher, you will find practical strategies to support Upper Elementary Learners.
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WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
"Bridget does a fabulous job giving a plethora of concrete ideas for upper elementary teachers to meaningfully structure their literacy block. Her emphasis on intentional planning, building routines,
and putting students in the driver seat of their own learning supports student critical thinking while simultaneously cultivating their love of reading."
- Shane Saeed, Instructional Coach, St Vrain Valley School District
What do you want MOST out of your literacy block?
Transform the way your students engage with learning during your literacy block.
In Building the Literacy Block: Structuring the Ultimate ELA Workshop, veteran public-school educator Bridget Spackman delivers an insightful and practical discussion on establishing an authentic and purposeful workshop model while integrating reading and writing instruction to create a rigorous environment for all learners. Every chapter of the book focuses on an individual element of your literacy block, provides example activities, and offers practical tips on how to accommodate a variety of classroom environments, ages, and learners.
Author of First Class Teaching
"Every upper elementary literacy teacher can benefit from Bridget Spackman's deep knowledge of effective instruction and the structure, strategies, and specific examples provided in Building the Literacy Block!"
Juan E Gonzalez Jr
Third Grade Teacher
"Structuring a literacy block is a challenge that is rarely a focus in preparing educators for their time in the classroom. Spackman has done a phenomenal job of using her classroom experience to create a resource that feels like she's sitting next to you and guiding you to literacy success!"
Classroom teacher | Georgia
"Building the Literacy Block is the PD you need. Written by a teacher for teachers. Bridget Spackman asks all the right questions that make you take a second and third look at your routines, procedures, and how you teach standards, skills, and strategies. She offers intentional, practical, and effective solutions to bridge reading and writing into a true literacy block. The examples she provides lets you know she is a real, working classroom teacher. Whether you are a first year or veteran teacher, Building the Literacy Block is a must for your personal bookshelf."
BUILDING THE LITERACY BLOCK IS THE BOOK YOU WISH YOU HAD WHEN YOU STARTED TEACHING...
... So you can stop spending time planning and start taking control of your literacy block.
You'll receive ideas for structuring your literacy block including methods for address challenges with time, and school mandates.
A discussion around simple strategies for implementing student conferences in the classroom.
Understand the importance of beginning your literacy block at the start of the year and ideas for supporting learners.
Ideas for developing student independence that will have your students taking control of their learning.
Strategies for creating an effective minilesson as well as examples. You'll even receive tips for managing minilessons when you are limited on time.
Methods for enhancing your literacy block that will develop their understanding of reading and writing in an authentic way.
Example activities for engaging and supporting learning in your classroom in a variety of ways.
An alternative to student centers that will develop choice, and personalize the needs of the wide range of students in your class.
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Come join me in my journey as an upper elementary teacher in my book Building the Literacy Block. Let's learn and grow together! #BuildingLiteracyTogether
My name is Bridget Spackman
I am a fourth grade ELA and social studies teacher in Central Pennsylvania. I've taught for over a decade in kindergarten, fourth, fifth and sixth grade!
I've devoted my time in upper elementary to developing the IDEAL literacy block. During my time as a multiage teacher for 4th-6th grade, I was able to work on understanding the literacy standards both vertically and horizontally.
I've written curriculum, supported literacy teachers like you and developed my own method for providing authentic and rigorous instruction.
I have written another book, Jumpstart Learning in Your Kids where I offer teachers and parents the strategies for supporting learning in their kids. These practices can be applied to both the classroom and home life.
I have a membership community where I serve hundreds of teachers who are looking to make a difference in their classroom, while also improving their craft and understanding of literacy standards.
Above everything else, I am a mom and wife. My two boys have been my inspiration to providing the best possible instruction that will benefit them in the future.