Instructional Strategies

A New and Improved KWL

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Last year I had the opportunity to be on a team to submit and review materials for the Smarter Balance Digital
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Summer Reading – The Time is NOW!

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Today the sun is shining and the freshly fallen snow is glistening and MELTING! I’m dreaming of summer! A summer that seems
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Yes, It is OK to Text in Class

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I have been on Twitter for several years. I enjoy following the 1:1 environments and technology integration happening in classrooms at
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Using Voice Recognition Apps

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Social media apps are all around us. My devices are full of them. I use some of them often. Other more
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Close Reading for Content Area Teams

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Last week I wrote about redesigning professional learning opportunities to assist teachers in constructing their own learning. This week I used
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Educators Construct Learning

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Professional learning opportunities for educators should mirror what we want to see in the classroom. A 21st century learning environment has
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WELCOME!

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August 1, 2014 has arrived – the launch of KathyPerret.net! I welcome you and look forward to learning and growing with
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Exercise Your Writing Muscle?

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During the month of March, I  participated in the Slice of Life Story Challenge developed by  Two Writing Teachers. The challenge proposed was
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“Let It Go” Close Reading

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I have had  amazing opportunities helping teachers figure out close reading procedures to implement in their classrooms. The students have loved
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Family Reading Night

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Recently a friend contacted me for some literacy ideas to share with parents to help promote the love of reading. I
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