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!
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
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.
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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.
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