Interested in specific strategies for literacy? Be sure to check out the Literacy Strategies pages on my site. You can learn about the Reading Workshop approach, Literature Circles, Balanced Literacy including centers, and more!
April is Poetry Month, so it’s the perfect time to teach poetry. After implementing these strategies, you’ll be amazed at how quickly your students are able to read, write, and understand poetry… and even more surprised to discover how much your students come to love poetry, too! Most of the activities were designed for upper elementary students, but many can be adapted for younger or older students. Even if you haven’t enjoyed teaching poetry in the past, you might find yourself looking forward to your next poetry unit! The live webinar is over; click HERE for the replay!
By Laura Candler
Classroom Book Clubs is an easy and fun way to implement Literature Circles. This approach is very flexible and does require students to take on “roles” when they meeting. This resource consists of 5 short narrated slidecast videos that will teach you how to implement this method in a step-by-step way. All printables and organizational forms are included.
(Aligned with CCSS for grades 2-5)
Includes Editable TemplatesSeek & Spell Challenges an engaging word work strategy that’s so fun your kids won’t even know they’re learning! Students try to find the mystery word (and other words) in a set of letters tiles. Includes printables for 36 mystery words. Click here to see it on TpT or preview it online now.
The activities below are only available in Smartboard Notebook format. They were created with Version 10 of the Notebook software and may not work on other versions. Also, they only seem to work on PCs. I hope they work for you, but at this point in time, I’m not able to offer support for this activities. I apologize for not being able to help if they don’t, but I’m still a Smartboard newbie myself!