Developing the Reading-Writing Connection

The Thoughts in My Pocket teacher resource features complete units on recount writing, report writing, instructional writing, persuasive writing, explanatory writing and narrative fiction.

A complete Thoughts in My Pocket package includes:

  • the 90 or 150-page spiral-bound teacher resource
  • reproducibles for graphic organizers, sample mentor texts
  • mentor books (one, two or three per unit)
  • CD-ROM

Thoughts in My Pocket outlines supportive classroom strategies for meeting the needs of diverse learners, including beginning writers:

  • shared reading activities
  • using personalized writer’s notebooks
  • creating anchor charts
  • peer and teacher feedback
  • independent writing
  • and more…

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Grades 1 & 2

Thoughts in My Pocket is the resource we have all been searching for to help us guide children in making the reading-writing connection.

Helen Depree, author of Early Literacy in the Classroom

Thoughts in My Pocket is an exciting new resource designed to support teachers as they introduce, model and guide learners in the independent use of strategies for reading and writing.

Brenda Newcombe, Principal, Literacy Consultant

This comprehensive and practical classroom resource for teachers of grades 1 & 2 provides effective classroom strategies to develop reading-writing connections, integrating a variety of mentor texts from The Porcupine Collection.

Grade 3

[Nancy Wilcox Richards’] background as an experienced elementary teacher is very evident in this well structured and supportive program for teachers, as she offers an in-depth analysis of strategies that can assist students who are becoming more independent in their reading/writing connections.

David Booth, author and Professor Emeritus, OISE/UT

I love the resource, Thoughts in My Pocket: Developing the Reading-Writing Connection, Grade 3. It follows the curriculum guidelines and it is simple to use. By far, this is the best resource I have received in years!

Donna Sampson, Grade 3 Teacher, Bayview Community School, Mahone Bay, NS

Thoughts in My Pocket for teachers of grade 3 provides an in-depth analysis of strategies as students become more independent and fluent in their reading and writing.