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Your Child/Student Doesn’t Understand What They Just Read?

Why doesn’t your child understand what they just read, especially if there aren’t any pictures to help them? If your child is very young, perhaps even a pre-schooler, don’t panic! … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Make a Movie Trailer for a Book

YouTube, TV. videos, gaming, movie theaters, are all influencing our children and students.  How can we get them back to reading books and other print literature? Here’s a really wonderful … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Writing Friendly Letters for Lower Elementary Students

We know how many students are using email and Word to write and correct their letters.  So, why even teach how to write letters in the “old fashioned way?” “Nothing … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Need an Emotional Jump Start to End Your School Year?

Okay, the thrill of Winter storms is probably over (I hope) and your students (and you) are probably looking forward to Spring/Easter Vacation.  Right? I just saw this post from … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why Should You Read to Your Middle School Students?

Yes, most students in our Middle Schools can read and are probably not ESOL Level 1.  Do you also agree that pre-school children should be read to on a daily … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

40 Teacher Catchphrases You May Want to Use

Okay, parents!  Are you always saying the same motivational/challenging phrases to your children? Okay, teachers!  Are you always saying the same motivational/challenging phrases to your studemts? Steel these and use … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

5 Personal Narratives BANNED From Middle School

If you’re a teacher who requires children to write paragraph narratives and stories, you’ve all read about their animals or their families.  Right?  Then again, we can always use topics … Continue reading

February 6, 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

19 Reading Response Questions to Answer

Enough with the Reading strategies being tested like Compare/Contrast, Main Idea/Detail, etc. etc. etc.!  Why not just ask questions for understanding like: Who did the author write this story for? … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

9 Ways to Help Students Learn Through Their Mistakes

Remember that Edison failed about 10,000 times before he invented the electric light bulb?  Okay, it was only 9,999 times!  Anyhow, how can we teach students (and other humans) how … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 4 Comments

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