I firmly believe that you can get excited about anything so long as it is presented to you in such a way. Reading is certainly one of those things that needs to be presented in an enticing way for students. Particularly because technology is ever more distracting, it is hard to engage students with a book (at least this is what I have discovered in … Continue reading Cozy Classroom Inspiration.
You guessed it. Here is a list of Ted Talks regarding literacy in case it sparks further interest! I always learn a massive amount from these, so it’s something productive and thought provoking to do during break! Continue reading Ted Talks [all about literacy]
What are some ways that you can promote literacy to your students as an educator? Kimberly Tyson, PhD, discusses 25 potential methods to do so here . If you don’t feel like following the link, you can also read it below: 1. Set aside time for independent reading. Time for reading independently doesn’t just happen. Plan for it by making it a priority in schedules across K-12 … Continue reading Promoting Literacy.
“No two persons ever read the same book.” -Edmund Wilson “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” … Continue reading capturing the magic of reading.
STRATEGY 1 in Self Reflection: The GLAD Technique GLAD is an acronym for ways of finding joy and balance. It works by paying attention to certain positive aspects of life that are around you all the time, but which frequently go unnoticed. Sound easy? It is! To begin, look over each of the letters to get familiar with what each stands for. Then, use the … Continue reading Know Yourself.
Poetry Poetry enables children to strengthen their: Cognitive development Through rhymes and poems, children understand that words exist with similar sounds but totally different meanings Learn what a pattern is, and become capable of recognizing patterns Understand through patterns what a sequence is Have fun memorizing rhymes, thus practicing their memory both linked to audio and visual events Memory, patterns, and sequences are helpful for … Continue reading Genres Justified.
An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson’s Sons and for fans of Number the Stars. &; Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, … Continue reading Books for 6th through 8th Graders