Tammy Mulligan

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Tammy Mulligan co-authored It’s All About the Books and Assessment in Perspective. At work, you can find her teaching second graders at the Hanscom Primary School. On other days, she is in her garden, hiking in the woods, or hiding behind a pile of children’s books. Connect with Tammy on Twitter @TammyBMulligan  or on Instagram @TammyReadsKidLit.

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Understanding Literary Language

Tammy Mulligan leads us through a mini-unit of study designed to help young readers notice, explore, and understand literary language.

May 20, 2022: Finding Joy in Challenging Readers

This week’s newsletter is about finding joy in challenging readers.

Be the Teacher

Tammy Mulligan turns to her students for advice on how to make phonics lessons “sticky.” The Be the Teacher Center was created and has become a staple in her primary classroom.

The Choice Literacy Book Club Discusses Apple and Magnolia

The Choice Literacy Book Club discusses Apple and Magnolia.

Student-Led Reading Seminars

Tammy Mulligan organizes her second graders to teach reading seminars to their peers. She outlines the steps to make this engaging practice a reality in any classroom.

Austin Makes Writing Plans

In this video, Austin reads his writing and shares his next steps by self-recording a video to upload to the Learning Management System.

Helping Young Writers Make Plans

Tammy Mulligan promotes independence in her student writers by supporting them in creating writing plans. A download of a planning template is included so your students can create writing plans, too.

No More Learning Target Drudgery

Tammy Mulligan transforms learning targets into meaningful learning conversations in her first-grade classroom. This is a must-read for all literacy leaders who want learning targets to have a positive influence on students.


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