Teaching grammar is the content that typically gets thrown out when time constraints get to teachers. I was one of those teachers who didn’t always teach grammar because there just wasn’t enough time. But now, you can teach the grammar skill of the week in a different modality and way each day, without using more than 15 minutes out of your day. Monday: Intro Day On Monday, you can teach the grammar skill you are going to work on that week. When you teach it, you want to ... Read More about Teaching Grammar in 15 Minutes a Day
November is a great time of year to have some amazing read alouds! November read alouds are full of themes of friendship, gratitude, and more! “Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.” ― Marilyn Jager Adams I am going to share 5 great read alouds for November and what activities I would do with them! November Read Aloud Picture Books Turkey ... Read More about November Read Alouds
Preparing for parent-teacher conferences can be challenging and nerve-wracking for many teachers, but it doesn’t have to be! If you are prepared for each parent-teacher conference and you follow these parent-teacher conference tips, you will do great! Today, I am going to answer 5 commonly asked questions about conferences! What do you prepare before the conference? Before having a conference, I always have a few things prepared and ready to go. A note from the student ... Read More about Parent Teacher Conference Tips!
Fall in the upper elementary classroom is a fun time of year because the kids are still so excited from back to school, you are fresh into content, and there are some fun holidays! In the fall, my main focus is on teaching new content, but throwing in some fun activities that are themed to learn that content really makes kiddos more engaged in those rigorous standards! Today, I am going to share 5 easy ways to add fall-themed activities into the content you are already ... Read More about Upper Elementary Fall Activities
Guiding reading struggles is something I hear from teachers often. They often feel like the all of the guided reading strategies are too hard, they take too long to plan, and they aren’t effective. But I am here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be that way! In this post, I am going to cover some of the myths that I commonly hear about guided reading in the upper elementary classroom. Guided Reading Isn’t Needed in Upper Grades I disagree with my whole heart. "In guided reading, you ... Read More about Common Myths about Guided Reading