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Category Archives: elementary reading

Moving around during Circle Time?

Holy cow!  Think of it!  Letting 2 and 3 year olds (also Kindergarten children) move around during your Circle Time! I just found this post on Twitter that features some … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

“I’m good.” “It was good.”

I just got so tired of hearing these answers when I tried to find out things about my students. “How was your weekend?”  “Good.” “How was the food?  “Good.” “How … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Back to School Made Easy

How about having a group read featuring books about friendship, perseverance, and responsibility?   You can use these ideas in both a classroom and your home school environment. ComprehensionConnection.net, written … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Back to School Made Easy

Oh no!  It’s almost August and that means SCHOOL IS GOING TO START SOON!  Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! I know, I know.  No more sleeping in past 5:35, no more shopping during the … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Using Story Maps at the Library?

How many of you take your students to your school’s Library/Media Center and have them look over books and complete a #Story Map while there?  Better yet, why not have … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is there an alternative to homework (doing school work at home)?

Homework has become the step-child of education in some public schools.  How about an alternative that still achieves the same purpose? In fact, most are alternatives to homework altogether, including … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Using the “Text Reduction” Strategy to Highlight Main Idea

Have you ever considered how many “useless” words are in Informational Texts that we ask our students to read? While these words enhance the overall reading enjoyment, they’re not necessarily … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

25 Tricks to Improve Boring Lessons

Do you have to teach multiplication tables, boring algorithms, history dates, fluency, comprehension, list of U.S. Presidents, etc.  B O R I N G! So, how can you make these … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

5 Ways Reading Helps Increase Standardized Test Scores

Being a teacher from “old school,” I’ve always known that once a child begins to read for enjoyment and then for learning, their test scores will automatically rise.  It just … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

20 Free Learning Packs for Pre-K and Kindergarten

How do you teach and reinforce skills in recognizing the alphabet for Pre-K and Kindergarten?  I just found a wonderful resource on Pinterest via Twitter.  In addition to reading and … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment