I did not plan to do any special lesson for 9/11 until I became captivated by the various documentaries that seem to air every year at this sad anniversary time. I don’t know if there is a small part of me that wants to forget the scariness of that particular day in history, or if I just felt compelled to stick to my lesson plans
Reader's Theater Ideas and Scripts
You will quickly find that reader’s theater is such a versatile tool and will easily engage your students, enhance fluency, and strengthen reading comprehension.
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I am one of those teachers that LOVES reading aloud to my students. I read aloud for a multitude of reasons, but mostly, I LOVE to read to them because they still enjoy being read to. In addition to my love of reading, research shows read alouds allow my students to: Connect with and have models and examples of various genres for their own personal
Reader’s theater is the perfect tool to add to your upper grade ELA class for so many reasons-it is interactive and highly engaging, enhances student fluency, targets and enriches reading comprehension, while strengthening vocabulary. Here is why I decided to make it a bi-weekly part of my ELA classroom… #1: Reader’s Theater engages ALL of my classroom readers! Sitting in a classroom desk for the
Last Tuesday, my 4th grade son came home and unloaded his back pack…lunch box, accordion folder, homework, and library books. I was surprised to find that one of the library books he had chosen was a picture book. Not that he is ABOVE picture books, but his typical school library selections are realistic fiction books about sports or nonfiction from the Who was…? collection. These are
I am finding it particularly hard to believe that I am already preparing for September. While school has not started in our household, it is right around the corner… Tuesday, August 19th, in fact! We are trading our swimsuits and pool bags for school clothes and backpacks. Where have the last 10 weeks gone? While jam-packed with fun, it has flown by! Looking ahead to
It is Monday and the perfect day to find an ideal mentor text to share with your students. This week’s focus is Veteran’s Day. Whether you have a special veteran in your life or not, this is one of those holidays that is essential to share with our students. We must help them understand all that our veterans have sacrificed for our country and continue