The 1st & 2nd Grade Literacy Club reopens for enrollment in July 2020
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The 1st & 2nd Grade Literacy Club

 

Teach better. Work less.

 

The 1st & 2nd Grade Literacy Club reopens for enrollment in July 2020.

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Do you...

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. Despite arriving early and leaving late, I was just doing the bare minimum to get by.

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 1st & 2nd Grade Literacy Club

The place for First and Second Grade 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!
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Even better...

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 1st & 2nd Grade Literacy Club membership?

Each month, you’ll get…

4 Reading Passages

Receive 4 different levels of a reading passage, delivered to your inbox each month! Each passage comes with a teacher sheet for guidance, plus an audio recording of each passage.

 

3 Leveled Literacy Activities for Independent Work

Each of those 4 passages comes with 3 different literacy activities! These activities will address phonics, writing, vocabulary, and/or comprehension skills. You can assign these materials as independent work for your students.

 

2 New Teaching Tools

Get two or more new teaching tools to help you level up your literacy instruction! Each month, we’ll focus on a single topic so you can grow as a teacher without feeling overwhelmed. Plus, your professional learning will include a...

 

1 Monthly Webinar

Get an invitation to a professional development mini-session on our monthly focus topic! Learn how to use all the new teaching materials for the month. Plus, get your burning questions answered in a private setting! Join in live or watch the recording later.

Plus, you’ll also get:

  • 3 literacy professional development videos designed just for 1st and 2nd grade teachers (with certificates you can submit for continuing education units)

  • A suggested scope and sequence for teaching reading and writing throughout the year in 1st and 2nd grade

  • Materials for supporting struggling students and implementing basic literacy interventions

  • Access to an exclusive, private Facebook group where you can get support and ideas from other 1st and 2nd grade teachers

  • Surprises, bonuses, and giveaways!!

Meet Alison

Hey, I’m Alison! I've worked in schools since 2005, and most of my experience is in the primary grades. I now work part-time as a reading specialist and dedicate the rest of my time to helping teachers like you. Helping teachers is my passion - because I’ve struggled HARD in the past, and I want you to have a better work-life balance.

"Alison is exceptionally knowledgeable in all strands of literacy. I have participated in many of her webinars...all of Alison's products are AMAZING. Her organization and the way she builds students' skills with creative, simple-to-use activities make her resources stand out above all others...If you are on the fence about purchasing a product from Alison, I recommend taking the leap...you won't be sorry! Best resources I've ever used!"

Cici

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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 first and second grade.

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.

Join us in the 1st & 2nd Grade Literacy Club!

Enrollment reopens in July 2020. Join the waitlist today to make sure that you don't miss out!

Frequently Asked Questions

About the 1st & 2nd Grade Literacy Club

A membership costs $14 per month, paid monthly. Or, save money with a 6-month membership ($70, which comes out to be $11.66/ month). Save even more with a 12-month membership ($126, a cost of $10.50/ month)!

No, the resources in the Membership Area are ONLY for you, a 1st & 2nd Grade Literacy Club member!

No. I will continue to provide occasional professional development webinars for K-2, but these first and second grade-specific webinars and monthly sessions will only be available to 1st & 2nd Grade Literacy Club members.

No problem! You can cancel anytime.

No. Each membership is for only one teacher.

No problem! You'll still receive email updates with information shared in the Facebook group (both by Alison and by other club members!).

If you need reading passages and lesson plans + literacy activities (which can also be turned into small group activities), then yes!

Just a computer, phone, or tablet! You can access the materials anytime (when you have an internet connection). Any student activities that are technology-based will also have paper-based alternatives.

Each month, you’ll receive 4 different versions of a passage. Each passage will include 3 literacy activities (for a total of 12 leveled activities). These materials make it easy to differentiate for your small groups and centers or Daily 5!

No! Many of the materials will be no-prep (print and use, or even use digitally) and a few activities will require some minor assembly. ALL color materials are provided in black and white. Overall, the materials will save you time and not require tons of ink or prep time!

Email me at [email protected], and I’ll be happy to chat with you!

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