Partner talk is a popular speaking and listening strategy for many teachers. It is often referred to as “turn and talk” or “think-pair-share.” It's a well-loved strategy that never loses its effectiveness if managed well. While using this strategy and observing this in … [Read more...] about Speaking and Listening Strategy: Partner Talk
“Drawing to Retell” is one of my all-time favorite quick writing strategies. It can be used with any topic and can serve as a pre or post assessment. I've shared this strategy with many teachers across the State of Utah and the feedback has been unanimously positive. I had … [Read more...] about Drawing To Retell
We wanted to teach our first graders to grasp the concept of how big our world really is, but didn't know where to start. How do you teach first graders about different cultures, countries, and continents? We searched online for ideas but couldn't find anything that suited our … [Read more...] about How do you teach 1st graders about the continents?
Hatching baby chicks in our classroom was so much fun! My students learned so much about the life cycle and they loved every minute of it. It was a such a great way to end the school year. Our learning started with building some background knowledge on chicks. The students … [Read more...] about Chickens!
It's the end of the year and we are all likely feeling teacher burnout. We still have a couple of weeks before we can stack the chairs on the tables, cover up the bulletin boards, and turn in our keys. Our students are starting to get summer fever and we are trying ANYTHING … [Read more...] about End of Year: Interactive Drama