Be an amazing 1st/2nd grade teacher
AND have a life!
With the right resources and support, you can cross "school prep" off your weekend to-do list and actually enjoy your time off.Join the First & Second Grade Literacy Club Now!
😭 Leave school exhausted after a 10+ hour day, your to-do list still unfinished?
😭 Fall down a Pinterest rabbit hole searching for activity ideas?
😭 Feel guilty about not having enough time to spend with your family and friends, much less time time for yourself?
😭 Dream of the days when you had time for a workout that wasn't lifting your heavy teacher bag?
😭 Feel like it's impossible to be a great teacher and still have a LIFE?
I know. It STINKS to feel this way.
But it does NOT mean you're a bad teacher, or that you're doing something wrong.
In fact, I bet you’re a really dedicated teacher.
You want your students to score well on their assessments.
You want to create developmentally appropriate, fun lessons — so that your kids come in smiling every morning!!
But the amount of time it takes to pull all this off has got you feeling stressed, overwhelmed — and maybe even questioning if this is REALLY the job you were meant to do.
How do I know this?
Because I’ve BEEN there!
I’ve spent too many nights lying awake, unable to turn my brain off because I have SO many things to do at school the next day.
And I’ve felt like I was failing my students. Even though I was arriving early and leaving late, I was just doing the bare minimum to get by each day.
Thankfully, I don’t feel this way anymore.
And I don’t want you to, either.
Overwhelm may be your current reality, but it DOESN’T have to be your future.
Introducing the First & Second Grade Literacy Club
The place for teachers who want to give their students the very best reading and writing instruction - and spend less time planning.
The 1st & 2nd Grade Literacy Club will give you the tools you need to create fun, engaging lessons that are also grounded in best practices!
You’ll have professional development webinars at your fingertips. Brand new reading passages and literacy activities for centers or Daily 5 each month. A supportive community of 1st and 2nd grade teachers who totally get where you’re coming from!
🥳 You’ll have time to make a weekday dinner that comes from the oven, not from the drive-through window.
🥳 You’ll have time to take your kids or dog to the park (on a WEEKDAY!!).
🥳 You’ll spend your Sunday afternoons watching football, or reading, or…doing, well, whatever YOU want!
And don’t feel selfish for even ONE second for wanting these things. A well-rested, happy teacher is an effective teacher!
You deserve this. Your students deserve this.
What’s included in a First & Second Grade Literacy Club membership?
Each month, you’ll get…
8 reading passages and question sets
Receive fiction and nonfiction passages at different reading levels, delivered to your inbox each month! Each passage comes with audio for listening, plus a set of comprehension questions.
8 small group lesson plans
Download 8 “ready to use” small group lesson plans to go along with the passages. These include pre- and post-reading discussion questions and word work activities.
12+ leveled literacy activities for independent work
These activities will address phonics, writing, vocabulary, and/or comprehension skills. You can assign these materials as independent work for your students.
1 private Zoom call
Get a professional development mini-session on a monthly focus topic. Learn how to use all the new teaching materials for the month. Plus, get your burning questions answered! Join in live or watch the recording later.
Plus, you’ll also get:
✔️ Literacy intervention activities
✔️ Printable organization tools
✔️ 5 on-demand professional development webinars JUST for 1st & 2nd grade teachers (with certificates)
✔️ Access to an exclusive, private Facebook group where you get support and ideas from other 1st & 2nd grade teachers
✔️ Fun surprises, bonuses, and giveaways!
Take a quick peek inside the First & Second Grade Literacy Club!
"The First and Second Grade Literacy Club is the perfect supplement for any teacher to up their literacy instruction. My students love the leveled monthly passages, and I love catching up on the recorded ones available through the website. I have used the Intervention Central resources to differentiate for individual students and small groups. I really can't say enough about the amazing resources and like-minded community!"
"My students LOVE these passages and activities and I LOVE that they are differentiated and new each month. This is such a wonderful resource and very supportive group!!"
Hey, I’m Alison! I've worked in schools since 2005, and most of my experience is in the primary grades. I now split my time between supporting teachers like you and serving as the Director of Curriculum & Instruction for my school. Helping teachers is my passion - because I’ve struggled HARD in the past, and I want you to have a better work-life balance.
Who is this perfect for?
A club membership is ideal for any teacher who wants to save time AND deliver outstanding reading and writing instruction.
It’s for new teachers AND veteran teachers. (Whether you’re new to the profession or have tons of experience, everyone needs fresh ideas and support!)
Who is this not perfect for?
A club membership is not recommended for teachers of grades other than 1st and 2nd.
This may not be a good fit for you if you need teaching materials in Spanish, Australian English, or another language. All materials will be provided in U.S. English, and some will not be editable.
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