This has been hammered into my head ever since last semester! As an English teacher, we're held responsible for the teaching of Literacy. However, it is EVERY teacher's job to promote Literacy, not just ours! Every teacher, no matter what their content area is, should be integrating Literacy into their lessons! Literacy is also a BIG part of the Common Core Standards.
10 ways to create a literacy rich environment | guest post by Kate - An Everyday Story on teachmama.com --> How does YOUR house compare? Are you doing all you can to promote literacy and reading in your home?
06/28/'12 This site containes some great ideas to motivate children to write, by providing them with authentic writing purposes. Examples include writing letters and making a holiday planner. Children will really enjoy these writing activities!
Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd A fun story about a dog who has a fun filled, but very messy day. On every page Dog seems to get a new spot of color! Create your very own dog and color in all his fun spots! Works on sequencing, color knowledge, and motor skills.
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We started our first week of school with the introduction of our Color Unit. Each day we learn a poem and color a “monster” the color of the day. We also do a sentence scramble using our “word of the day” which is the color word we are working on that day.