Laura Ingalls Wilder – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Discuss what children learned from reading the story, and fill in the third column on the chart. Ask if anything they learned about Laura Ingalls Wilder surprised them. Response ActivitiesAn InterviewMaterials: writing paper, pencilsHave children write questions they would like to have asked Laura Wilder. Then have children take turns pretending to be … Read more

Gail Devers A Runner’s Dream – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Have children summarize the story. Help them use the table of contents to organize their retelling. Ask volunteers to share what they most admire about Gail Devers. Response ActivitiesFuture Olympic StarsMaterials: paper, pencilHave children write about a sport for which they would like to win an Olympic gold medal. Ask them to illustrate … Read more

Teaching Reading Strategies With Literature That Matters to Middle Schoolers by Scholastic SC-0439465907-946590

The variety of suggested books provides various points of entry into adolescent-friendly topics. Further, “multiple learning and teaching approaches” (NMSA, p. 7) are nurtured through the diverse suggestions for exploring each of the texts. We believe the following are key ingredients for motivating and enhancing learning in middle school: • Students need to feel connected … Read more

3-Minute Reading Assessments for Grades 1-8 by Scholastic SC-0545009154-500915

The DVD The 49-minute DVD is divided into six chapters. The first chapter introduces the assessments. Each of the next four chapters focuses on one aspect of the assessment: word recognition, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. The last chapter contains one complete assessment. The Professional Study GuideIn other sections of this guide, you’ll find everything you … Read more

Month-by-Month Phonics for First Grade by Carson-Dellosa CD-2402

SYSTEMATIC, MULTILEVEL INSTRUCTION AUGUST/SEPTEMBER – PHONEMIC AWARENESS:CHANTING RHYMES AND SHARING RHYMING BOOKS Children and rhymes just go together. Children love rhymes. They love to chant them and sing them and make them up. Most first-grade teachers have an amazing store of rhymes and fingerplays which just go with their units throughout the year. Doing rhymes … Read more

35 Learning Tools for Practicing Essential Reading and Writing Strategies by Scholastic – SC-0439207614-920761

Vocabulary-Building Bookmark PURPOSETo help students figure out unfamiliar words by using context Learning new words is exciting to many students. To promote vocabulary development during reading, we encourage students to use the word’s context—or the text that surrounds it—to arrive at the word’s meaning. The vocabulary-building bookmark helps them do that. MATERIALSIndividual copies of the … Read more

As READING PROGRAMS Come and Go … this is what you need to know! by Incentive Publications – IPE2712s

Without a firm grip on the skills and strategies of the reading process, students are lost in a sea of information. Today, millions of Americans teeter on the brink of functional illiteracy without the tools necessary to handle basic reading requirements. Filling out job applications, reading menus or maps, weeding out extraneous information, comprehending the … Read more

A+ Preschool Educational Games

Getting A+s in school starts with fun preschool educational games. Educational games have always been an efficient way to teach little children. With children’s relatively short attention span, it critical that learning be fun and engaging. Preschool educational games are sure to spark young learners interests and invite children to learn through this easy to … Read more

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