Melissa Styger is a third-grade teacher in the Pacific Northwest. Her drive for teaching is fueled by moments spent listening and 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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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.
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.
Melissa Styger rethinks the way she teaches reading strategies, emphasizing putting them to use over defining them.
Melissa Styger invites colleagues and family members into the classroom to share their writing process with students.
Melissa Styger confers with a fourth-grade student using a template to help students track thinking and comprehension.
Melissa Styger has some simple suggestions for streamlining and improving student-written responses to read alouds.
Melissa Styger slows down the launch of the classroom library to ensure it is a valuable resource all year.
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