Sunday, May 24, 2015


This should be called Carolyn Kisloski's "Reading Recipes" instead of Dr. Jean's because she contributed the most to this book. If you've been to Carolyn's blog (Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together you already know how talented and refreshing her ideas are. I just feel so blessed to have met her and had the opportunity to collaborate with her on this project. The photographs Carolyn took of the children in her class are "proof of the pudding." Yes, you can take your standards and turn them into activities children enjoy doing!

Our goal was to give you quick, easy ideas that would make standards "taste" better. We wanted to share some tried and true activities for large group, small group, and centers that would turn "work" into "play." Our categories are:

Speaking and Listening
The Sounds of Speech
Print Connections
Fun Phonics
Lifetime Words
Vocabulary Builders
I'm Reading!
I'm Writing!

Our editor, Tom Schiele, is a master producer - like a nice Gordon Ramsey. We are so pleased with the way he fused our ideas and has created a culinary buffet. Here's a link where you can check it out.