Use Popular Music to Improve Reading and Inspire Writing
Use Popular Music to Improve Reading and Inspire Writing. Over the years, I’ve discovered that one way to engage almost every student, even those who are reluctant readers and writers, is through song. This week I’ll share with you some of the ways I use music to inspire, motivate, and teach reading and writing (along with life skills!) in my classroom.
I always loved using emergent readers when I was teaching. They are a great tool to help improve reading skills and increase vocabulary. My new freebie, I See Ocean Animals Interactive Emergent Reader, allows students to do both of these things, while learning about ocean animals. Animal words can be tricky and this resource will help students to better retain what they are learning.
Improve Reading | Therapeutic Activity for Visual Memory, Auditory Memory, Visual Spatial skills, and Working Memory from Selma Dawani Educational Therapy on TeachersNotebook.com (119 pages) - IMPROVE YOUR STUDENTS READING in 12 WEEKS! 5 sessions a week (10-15 minute sessions) I have been using this method for years and it works! It is a perfect edition to any academic remediation!!
This blog post explains why it's okay to let readers struggle a bit when they don't know a challenging words . . . and effective ways to help them add tools to their toolbox that will improve their reading skills!