All of us – parents, teachers, early-childhood educators, volunteers, reading buddies, and our little students, too – we all have our roles to play in the early readers’ village. This post is loaded with links and freebies to support a number of these roles. Best wishes, my friends. Ida Mae
An experienced teacher taught me how to empower and motivate beginning readers early in my career – by filling my bulletin board with, well TRASH!
Have you heard of ABC Life Literacy Canada? It is a is a non-profit organization that inspires Canadians to increase their literacy skills. Family Literacy Day is an annual event held on January 27th encouraging families to take fifteen minutes of fun per day to learn together. Looking for some 15 minutes of fun ideas? Read! Read Read More…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for kids to be motivated to write! Think back to when you were a kid. When did you pull out pencil and paper on your own initiative to write a letter? This is one of those ‘teachable moments’ – grab the enthusiasm while the getting’s good! (I’ve also got news of a TpT sale at the bottom of this post – with a promo code!)
Thinking about starting a Reading Buddies program in your classroom this year? Here are some tips and tools to get things rolling!
Thinking of having Reading Buddies for your class this year? Here are some of the benefits (for more than just the little buddies!)
Have you noticed that in the last few weeks of the school year, it gets a bit more challenging to motivate kids write? Summer is an ideal time for making plans and getting kids involved in making lists. Enjoy this storybook lesson and two #WritingForRealPurposes freebies!
When I first started teaching, one of the greatest hurdles to overcome in language instruction was getting my first grade students to edit their writing. That piece of the writing process made no sense to them, regardless of how many fancy checklists I could find, stickers I gave out, ways we split up the time Read More…
Are your students motivated to really think about what they are reading? Sometimes laughter is just what kids need to make the efforts they put into reading worthwhile!
Happy Family Day everyone! A short post today with a link to a great website for boys books and a word about bedtime stories from J.K. Rowling. Have a great day!