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Being able to read and understand information text is a big life skill that even the youngest of learners need exposure to on a regular basis. Check out these before, during, and after activities for...
Engaging With Nonfiction: The Power of a Paper Plate http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/2016/05/engaging-nonfiction-power-paper-plate
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If you are looking for ways to create a culture of reading in your classroom, look no further. Let’s Find Out has a print and online magazine format, and there really is no other kindergarten...
Stuffed Animals as Reading and Writing Buddies. Here are some ideas for using stuffed animals as reading and writing tools. While some of these ideas definitely lend themselves to the primary grades, upper elementary kids are happy to have an excuse to spend some time with a stuffed animal — don’t leave them out of the fun.
Stone Soup: A Lesson in Sharing. Stone Soup is a great book to read this time of year! You and your students are just back from winter break — an ideal time to reinforce the importance of sharing in your classroom.
Tips for Guided Reading Stations. Here are a list of guided reading station ideas and the resources that I used for each one.
Bringing Book Reports to Life. Instead of using the same old reading response projects year after year, why not try a new, creative and crafty approach to student book reports? Whether you teach the elementary grades or middle school, these hands-on projects are sure to engage your students and bring their favorite books to life!
Small Group Reading Reimagined With Core Clicks. Our school purchased Core Clicks a few years ago, and while I’m clearly a Scholastic supporter, I never really took the time to figure out how to log in or use the program. All that has changed, and Core Clicks has quickly become my go-to small group reading lesson on focused objectives and skill learning.
Learning Sight Words the Fun Way! These engaging activities will help reinforce the recognition of these words, make your students better readers, and bring lots of fun and smiles to your classroom!
Easy and Engaging Alphabet Art Activities. There are some excellent teaching resources out there, not just from books but also from fellow teachers (like your Top Teaching pals right here!) on blogs and social media. But for consistently high-quality materials, I can always count on The Teacher Store.
Phonological Awareness Activities. Established jointly by the NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) and the U.S. Department of Education, the National Reading Panel identified six techniques to be used to effectively teach reading to children. Of these, there are five components that need to be taught early on.
Conquering Difficult ELA Standards: Author’s Structure. It’s always a little disconcerting when your students aren’t understanding an objective you feel you’ve taught. It’s even more frustrating when materials to support that Common Core State Standard don’t seem to exist in read-to-use format anywhere. This is the case with our objective on writing structure in third grade.
Booktalks, Book Trailers, and Book Teasers. Curious about how to incorporate more booktalking in your classroom? Read on for some practical tips and resources.
Teaching Reading Through Art Analysis. Here are some ideas and tips for including art analysis into your own literacy lessons.
8 Reasons Magazines Belong in the Classroom. Read on to find out why and how I acquire magazines for my classroom, and which are my faves.
Fall Into Autumn With Johnny Appleseed. Before doing any unit of study with my students, I like to dive into my research. When I am more confident and informed about the content, it almost always translates to more success in my teaching and ultimately to student learning. Even though I have taught my students about Johnny Appleseed for many years, I always get excited when I learn something new about him.
7 Fun Alphabet Activities to Try Right Now. Ideas for kindergarten alphabet activities are everywhere, but they can be a little hackneyed. Get creative and introduce some alphabet activities that get your students moving around and having fun. Use these seven ideas as your inspiration!
Partnering With Parents: Literacy Activities and Resources. This week let’s look into ways to help parents become more comfortable with literacy skills and strategies.
Small Group Instruction in Reading Workshop. With my tool kit in hand and rotation chart and management systems in place, my class and I are ready to enter the wonderful world of small group instruction on our way to becoming powerful lifelong readers!
Hands-On Bulletin Boards: Focus on Literacy. While teachers are using technology to enhance classroom learning and change the way material is presented to students, our physical classrooms remain the same. We have blank walls and cupboards that need to be decorated in creative and stimulating ways, and we still have bulletin boards that are not digital — at least not yet!