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…
Writing for real purposes – at Christmas!
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!
Halloween no-prep early literacy activities!
It’s nearly Halloween, and if you teach beginning readers and writers, kindergarten or first grade, I’ve got some fun Halloween, no-prep early literacy activities and links to share with you! October 2020: I have just updated the Halloween pages of Fall Read and Write and More – for details, please see the preview on the product Read More…
Tips for starting a Reading Buddies (or Learning Buddies) program in your classroom
Thinking about starting a Reading Buddies program in your classroom this year? Here are some tips and tools to get things rolling!
End of Year Writing Lesson: Writing for a purpose – Summer Lists!
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!
Motivating young students to edit their writing!
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…
Motivating students to monitor reading – with humor!
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, great site for boys books and a word about bedtime stories from J.K. Rowling
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!
The importance of Reading for Joy
When we were kids, reading didn’t have nearly the competition for time and attention that it does today. How many kids do you know that really enjoy reading or hearing a story? Here is some interesting research and a freebie with tips for making reading fun with kids!
Rethinking Reading Logs for beginning readers
Rethinking the traditional reading log in the name of reading for joy! | That Fun Reading Teacher.com