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selfie July 2014Welcome to The Literacy Garden!

I am so happy that you have found my blog. During the day, I teach 2nd graders and at night I write teacher resources for my class as well as Teachers Pay Teachers. It’s hard to believe I have spent over 28 years in the classroom with primary students!  It is so rewarding to share this journey with you through my blog.

I am happily married to a wonderful man who supports all my endeavors. My loving family and playful fur baby named Charley keep my home filled with joy and adventures.

TFC 2012




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Hi! I'm Alison

My #1 passion is all things literacy! I'm a curriculum creator and literacy specialist with over 30 years teaching in elementary classrooms. My goal is to share creative and engaging ways to grow your students and are easy to implement and academically sound. You can expect to find teaching tips to boost your confidence and grow your learners. You don't have to do this alone! I'm the support you've been looking for. I'm so glad you are here!

About the Literacy Garden

When I started teaching, I quickly realized that student teaching didn't prepare me for the real challenges of being alone in a classroom full of young children. The learning curve was steep and time was limited. That is why I created the Literacy Garden. My hope is this will be a place for inspiration, mentoring, and connecting.

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