Category Archives: Literacy
Skratch is an engaging interactive site where students can add the books they have read and complete a short book report. The book report prompts students to identify favorite characters, new vocabulary, their … Read more
In this course, designed for elementary school teachers, we will look at how to use a SMART Board and other technology to facilitate writers workshop in your classroom. During the session we will explore and create interactive mini lessons, look at easy to use observation sheets that track the progress of students (either to be … Read more
April 23 is the birthday of the bard himself, William Shakespeare. Are you looking for ways to incorporate a celebration of his birthday into your classroom activities? Look no further than ReadWriteThink.
This site has activities for the classroom, lesson plans and helpful websites for all grade levels. Grab your birthday hats and celebrate … Read more
Our students become more proficient in content area knowledge through the development of research skills. One tool that helps students to find, explore, take notes and organize information from a search is InstaGrok. By creating a teacher account, you’ll be able to choose a class code that your students can use for their own … Read more
On Monday and Wednesday, we took a look at two sites that support students’ access to resources for informational text. Today, we’re taking a look at another site for teachers to consider: the New York Times Learning Network. While the materials are based on content from that specific newspaper, the same instructional ideas … Read more
In Monday’s blog post, we took a look at Wonderopolis in connection with the Common Core Standards and the use of informational text in instruction. For those who are working with students at the high school level, and already dealing with informational text on a daily basis, you might also consider Discovery Channel’s Curiosity.com… Read more