Impress your principal, parents, and even yourself as students engage in holiday fun and learning right up until the last bell rings before Winter Break with the 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom. Now also available for 4th-6th! All teachers know the school days between … [Read more...] about 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom
Read about our lesson plans, text dependent questions, graphic organizers, and craft for each November read-aloud. This month we chose a seasonal title, two Thanksgiving themed stories, an old favorite, and two books for Election Day. We selected stories that were complex … [Read more...] about November Read-Alouds!
The Very First Thanksgiving Day is the best November read-aloud! Today we read The Very First Thanksgiving Day. It was the perfect read-aloud for this month. The students loved the melodic rhyming of the story. Instead of doing a traditional read-aloud with my kids, I have … [Read more...] about The Very First Thanksgiving Day Read-Aloud
Meet Beekle the Unimaginary Friend! If you haven't read this book to your class yet, they are missing out! This creative story will ignite your students' imaginations as they travel to a place of imaginary friends and unbreakable bonds between real friendship. The book is … [Read more...] about The Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend Interactive Read-Aloud
Speaking and listening Strategies Speaking and listening are arguably some of the most important skills that students will need in the real world. Every relationship and job requires speaking and listening skills, however, I believe these standards are the most overlooked in the … [Read more...] about Discussion Strategies and Accountable Talk in the Classroom