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“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

Should we prepare a preschooler to read?

Absolutely!  For years we teachers have begged parents to read and ask comprehension questions of their preschool children!  There’s no doubt that a child who is prepared either from a … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Are we beginning Kindergarten way too early?

Absolutely in many ways.  If you’ve ever spent time in the early elementary grades as a teacher, I know you’ll also agree. I just saw the results of research performed … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 1 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

Are We Asking Stupid Questions?

Now that I have your attention…As teachers and/or parents, are we asking questions that really don’t allow for inquiry or research based answers?   I know that I often ask … 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

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

Is Poetry a Dying Art in Elementary School?

It’s been my recent experience that elementary level of school doesn’t acknowledge that poetry is a wonderful use of our language and is so full of symbolism and heart.  I’m … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

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