Links to real-world articles Part of the reason my students have such a hard time reading is because they bring little prior knowledge and background to the written page. They can decode the words, but the words remain meaningless without a foundation of knowledge. To help build my students’ prior knowledge, I assign them an "Article of the Week" every Monday morning. By the end of the school year I want them to have read 35 to 40 articles about what is going on in the world. It is not enough to simply teach my students to recognize theme in a given novel; if my students are to become literate, they must broaden their reading experiences into real-world text.
SMS Generator Use the icons below to create a chat between two historical or fictional characters. You can save your work for future changes. You can drag and drop, edit and delete entries by hovering over them. After saving, you will also be able to get a QR Code or embed the chat into your own blog, website or wiki! Sample by Amelie Free Lapbooks, Bible Lapbook Lapbook Lessons is a website that is dedicated to helping you find just the right materials and resources you need to enhance your lessons. Labooking is a fairly new teaching tool that provides children with creative ways to learn. If you've never heard of Lapbooking, you might want to check out our Member Forums or watch a couple of our video demonstrations to see exactly how to fold everything. Members have access to all of our printable lapbooks, lapbook photos, video tutorials, and special giveaways and contests!
Brain Teaching Resource Do you know why infographics that combine compelling graphics, charts, lists and texts are so popular and spread so quickly? Our brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than printed words or auditory cues alone. In the last decade, we’ve discovered 90 percent of what we know to be true of our brains, but we still forget 90 percent of what we learn each day, usually within the hour that we learn in. How can that be?
Lit Foldables Looking for supportive approaches for your kinesthetic students? Need a hand's on approach for your written projects? WELCOME!GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS "FOLDABLES" Butterfly Preschool Printables Butterfly Life Cycle Sequencing CardsThis is a colorful set of sequencing cards for children learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. These are great for center time activities, or for take home cards.Butterfly Life Cycle Sequencing Cards BW
Middle School Blogs Below are all the blogs that linked up to my link party! I'm not a math teacher, but I do like order and structure so I created the list in Excel before I put it into blogger. You should be able to click the name or the button to access the blog. When I was checking links I double checked that I am following your blogs. Thanks so much for linking up to my blog! Links to 156 teaching blogs Holy smokes gang, this linky has been sooooooooo fun!!!! I am blown away by the sweet comments and tons of inspiration and creativity!!!!! You guys are awesome!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! Also, I wanted to add......I have gotten several comments that you may have something but it's not done....no worries......you can join this linky ANY time this week:D Ok, soooooooooo, this week I had to have a serious chat with myself. I don't know about you all, but I have gotten very caught up in this funness (yes, Mr.
LitWorks - Reading Networks Skip to main content Get your Wikispaces Classroom now: the easiest way to manage your class. guest Join | Help | Sign In LitWorks Home Middle and High School Blog Party! Please link up and share! There are so many great blogs out there, but I have had a difficult time finding blogs for middle and high school specifically, so I wanted to have them all in one place for us all to refer to (and of course, visit)! Here’s how it works: 1) Add your button and blog link to the link up below. 2) Visit as many other blogger’s pages as you can, becoming a follower on each.3) Post about this Blog Party, mentioning Secondary Solutions as the host, giving the link back to the Blog Party, and mention at least one other blog you found interesting or applicable to your blog audience! Encourage other middle and high school bloggers to join the party and/or encourage your audience to check out some other amazing blogs! Let’s see just how many blogs we can get on this list!
A Fun Activity for the Story You’re Reading in the Class I am working with graded readers, short stories and novels with my classes. I was also preparing my talk for TESOL France and looking for some new ideas to share, I designed the following lesson inspired from Chaz Pugliese’s Gossip activity from the book Being Creative. The activity may not sound similar but while reading it, I just thought this will be a fun activity.