Dressing as your favorite literary character is a wonderful way to encourage reading. When books can become part of our everyday life our world can become magical. Today I have rounded up some of my favorite literary costumes for girls. Our girls need strong female characters to relate to. And our sons need to learn...Read More »
Friday Journals—kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it—a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.
Adjectives Frame - not only would students be practicing adjectives, they would be building confidence in themselves! friends fill it out for peers. Plus the photos would be great on our end-of-year slide show.
Show Me the Strategies, compiled by Donna Sears and Linda Stewart, is an UNBELIEVABLY comprehensive list of strategies that can be used throughout lessons, beginning, middle and end = MOTIVATE and ENGAGE students (I only wish that the way it is presented on the webpage was easier to read and follow...).