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10 Post-Reading Activities for K-2 Guided Reading Lessons - Learning at the Primary Pond

10 Post-Reading Activities for K-2 Guided Reading Lessons - Learning at the Primary Pond | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In today's post, I'll share 10 quick, meaningful “follow-up” activities that you can use in your guided reading lessons - all materials are FREE!
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Instagram for Teachers via @tonyvincent

Instagram for Teachers via @tonyvincent | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Instagram can be a powerful learning and communication tool for educators,
so I've written a guide for teachers.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I Want to get Better at... Growth Mindset Next Year

I Want to get Better at... Growth Mindset Next Year | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Learn more about growth mindset and how you can help your students to persist through challenges and take risks next year.
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9 Strategies You Should be Using to Teach Main Idea

9 Strategies You Should be Using to Teach Main Idea | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
These nine main idea strategies will help your students successfully master this important reading skill. The Teacher Next Door shares her favorite main idea strategies for teachers of upper elementary students.
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Multisensory Monday: B and D Letter Reversals - Think Ready Read

Multisensory Monday: B and D Letter Reversals - Think Ready Read | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Many students, especially those with  dyslexia, struggle with reversing letters.  While problems with letter reversals will never completely end for a truly dyslexic student, there are strategies that may lessen the frequency of reversals. One technique that has been beneficial for students is visualizing lowercase b and d on the… Continue reading
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A Wonderful Google Tip to Help Students Search for Materials Appropriate to Their Reading Levels

A Wonderful Google Tip to Help Students Search for Materials Appropriate to Their Reading Levels | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies

Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
There are brain-based techniques that work to help students remember core concepts beyond a test, but it's often up to teachers to make sure they are used in
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A Solution for Student Disengagement

A Solution for Student Disengagement | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Tap students’ leadership potential to help them form strong bonds with each other and with their school.
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Making a selfie teaches students to write and reflect

Making a selfie teaches students to write and reflect | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In a classroom in New Hampshire, second-graders pull out iPads to film themselves discussing the characters of a book they are reading.
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13 Powerful Phrases Proven to Help an Anxious Child Calm Down

13 Powerful Phrases Proven to Help an Anxious Child Calm Down | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Want to know how to help an anxious child calm big fears and worries? Rather than “You’ll be fine,” try one of these powerful phrases tha
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8 Multisensory Techniques for Teaching Reading

8 Multisensory Techniques for Teaching Reading | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Multisensory instruction can help kids with reading issues like dyslexia learn to read. Here are a few examples of multisensory reading techniques teachers use.
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Conver-Stations: A Discussion Strategy

Conver-Stations: A Discussion Strategy | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Terrific strategy for student led conversations. Conver-stations starts with students talking in small groups. Through movement of a few group members, discussions points and views are transferred to different groups.
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Tip #1 for Locating Paired Informational Texts for Instruction

Tip #1 for Locating Paired Informational Texts for Instruction | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Beginning in 2nd grade, the Common Core Reading Informational Standard 9 challenges students to be able to "compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic" (CCSS, 2010). By 5th grade, there are four Reading Informational Text standards that require students to grapple with ideas across texts (5.5, 5.6,…
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Things That Principals Know About Great Teachers

Things That Principals Know About Great Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I have had the privilege of working with many great teachers.  These are some things that are true about them: Great teachers don'
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Use These 5 Steps to Learn How to Ask Good Questions [Infographic]

Use These 5 Steps to Learn How to Ask Good Questions [Infographic] | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Learning how to ask good questions is a cornerstone of learning and living. It’s a practice we use every day. So much of our success in life depends on asking the right questions. So how do we actually do it? It’s easy when you have a solid process.
When we ask good questions in education, the benefits are immeasurable. It lets us clearly define problems and expectations. Students’ research becomes more productive. They have better team communication. It lets them view challenges proactively. It encourages deeper reflection and better learning processes.

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Frank Napoli's curator insight, June 8, 10:02 AM
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12 Good Task Management Apps for Teachers

12 Good Task Management Apps for Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How Can I Be a Better Teacher Next Fall?

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How Can I Be a Better Teacher Next Fall? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Educator and blogger Richard Curwin reminds us that it's never too early for teachers to consider how they could improve next fall, and offers us six suggestions for getting started now.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 15, 12:25 PM
Better is one of those words that does not have a fixed meaning. A good read of Aristotle and Dewey reinforces that understanding. Dewey argued that growth is its own objective. It feeds into more growth. It is better understood through the gerund growing.

The article provides good ideas. One that was interesting was the essay asking to write about "if they were the teacher."
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Gradual Release of Responsibility Cycle: Writing Summaries

Gradual Release of Responsibility Cycle:  Writing Summaries | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Writing summaries is hard work for elementary students. Using the gradual release method and lots of practice helps make writing summaries easier over time!
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6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Students need good reading skills not just in English but in all classes. Here are some ways you can help them develop those skills.
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Ella Barresi's curator insight, June 1, 7:16 PM
This is a great article! Especially considering the need to incorporate literacy (and numeracy) into our specialised curriculums as 'general capabilities'. This article has some great ideas for enhancing these skills across disciplines. 
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Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies

Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
There are brain-based techniques that work to help students remember core concepts beyond a test, but it's often up to teachers to make sure they are used in
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Why Effective Practice Is Just As Important As the Hours of Practice

Why Effective Practice Is Just As Important As the Hours of Practice | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Students need to practice important skills, but it's equally important they know how to do so effectively.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 22, 2:03 PM
Practicing includes practicing the right way. When we make mistakes, how do those inform us?
yeo.ruiming.raymond@dhs.sg's comment, May 24, 2:00 PM
Many people always say practice makes perfect. However, is that really so, if practice is all it takes to succeed, why isn’t everyone doing it? Practice is not the only thing that is needed for success; one more thing is the way we practice. Practice also means that we must strive to find our mistakes and improve.
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A simple system for deconstructing your classroom in just one day

A simple system for deconstructing your classroom in just one day | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
4 simple steps for end-of-year close out (with a list of kid-friendly tasks so students can help.)
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Helping Kids Connect Letters and Sounds in Everyday Activities: Video

Helping Kids Connect Letters and Sounds in Everyday Activities: Video | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Watch this video to learn how to use rhyming games and other activities to help your child build reading skills. See how to make the connection between letters and sounds.
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FREE Download: Multisensory Reading and Writing Tools

FREE Download: Multisensory Reading and Writing Tools | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
These free reading and writing tools, like color-coded letter tiles and a Read It, Built It, Write It mat, can help you practice multisensory learning at home.
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Brain Movies: When Readers Can Picture It, They Understand It

Brain Movies: When Readers Can Picture It, They Understand It | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, encourage us to boost students' reading retention by training them to visualize meaning as well as paying attention to the words themselves.
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