We've all met that one child that "hates reading". We've begged and Accelerated-Reader-Points-bribed and prize-bin-coaxed that child to no avail. Have you ever stepped back and wondered why this child has yet to fall in love with reading books for pleasure? Could it be that we haven't tapped into what makes their little minds crave the text… Continue reading Reading Inventory and Interest Survey
For most questions, there are typically 4 answer choices. If your student can categorize each answer choice, they have a better chance of eliminating the wrong answers and choosing the right one.
One of my favorite things to do as a teacher is to connect with my students over a good book or poem or article. My MOST FAVORITE is when you get that one reader who "hates to read", and you find that one book that lights their fire for reading. Oh man. Nothing better. Here are my… Continue reading How to Connect with Your Readers
Kids LOVE to earn rewards. But here's the deal: token rewards such as fun pens and pencils and keychains, even from the Target Dollar Section, add up quickly. And being as #teacherbroke as we are, that doesn't always align with our budget or pocket book. This year, I decided to take a difference approach. Being an… Continue reading FREE Reward Coupon Organization
All school year long, teachers run about like crazed mad-men and women. They follow schedules, experience near-death almost bladder explosions, and endure frost bite from recess duty all in the name of educating these sweet lives we've been entrusted to. Now it's your time. Take it, but use it wisely. Have you applied these 5 Rs to your… Continue reading Teacher Summers