Melissa Styger

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Melissa Styger is a 3rd grade teacher in the Pacific Northwest. Her drive for teaching is fueled by moments spent listening & reading with her students. She has a firm belief that all students benefit from choice reading, individualized goals, and a champion to support them on their literacy journey. You can find Melissa and friends on Instagram @shoptalkin_teachers.

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It’s About Survival

Melissa Styger shares an end-of-year letter writing celebration that allows students to reflect on the year and provides an invitation to next year’s students to be excited about the future.

Conferring in 4th Grade: The Dilemma of Multiple Novels

Melissa Styger confers with a fourth-grade student who is reading two novels simultaneously, and shares her criteria for determining when it’s appropriate for students to read multiple texts.

They Can Sing and Define It, But Can They Use It?

Melissa Styger rethinks the way she teaches reading strategies, emphasizing putting them to use over defining them.

Writers Inspiring Writers

Melissa Styger invites colleagues and family members into the classroom to share their writing process with students.

Tracking Thinking While Reading

Melissa Styger confers with a fourth-grade student using a template to help students track thinking and comprehension.

Enhancing Read Aloud and Eliminating Notebook Clutter

Melissa Styger has some simple suggestions for streamlining and improving student-written responses to read alouds.

A Just-Right Lesson for Just-Right Books

Melissa Styger finds she needs to make changes to her just-right book lesson to meet the needs of her third-grade students.


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