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Poem of the Week: 5 Powerful Benefits for the Teacher

Poem of the Week: 5 Powerful Benefits for the Teacher

Poem of the week is an integral part of my day in kindergarten. Let’s be real teachers don’t have time to do any program that makes their day harder.
Teachers need a process for making their lives easier while enriching the lives of their students.

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4 Square Writing Sample Resource

Learn about 4 square writing with a Lesson on me!

At its most basic, 4 square is a template for writing. It asks the student to move from topic (center box) to details (top to bottom, left to right). It can be differentiated and easily scaffolded. 

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Hello and Welcome to Cathy Collier’s The W.I.S.E. Owl. I am a Reading Specialist and Literacy Advocate for more than 30 years. BUT I was born to be a teacher. I am blessed with a very supportive husband and two grown boys. I am a teacher, talker, trainer, and passionate presenter. I’d love to talk about Reading and Writing for the Emergent Learner with your class, your school, your division, or your council. Invite me!

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