Welcome to Life, Love Literacy, my blog for teachers. Here I hope to share minilessons, reading strategies, writing strategies, vocabulary strategies for science and social studies, and throw in a little math from time to time. My main goal for this blog is to catalog and document some of my most effective, favorite units, activities, and strategies from my teaching career. After4 years of teaching, I changed grade levels (from 5th to 4th) and found myself feeling like a 1st year teacher all over again. Now that I am back in 5th and planning to move back to 4th to have the looping experience again, I have found the need to invest more time in creating high-quality units that I want to use year after year so that I am more prepared to teach students for a 2 year span.