April 23 is Talk Like Shakespeare Day! How to Talk Like Shakespeare: Instead of you, say thou or thee (and instead of y’all, say ye). Rhymed couplets are all the rage. Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, and your friends are all called Cousin.
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
"We all know how traditional book reports work: read a book, then write a summary to prove you read the book. I have had to drag them out of my students in the past and can relate because teachers had to drag them out of me.
So what is a Book Trailer? It’s simply an advertisement for a book. Like a movie trailer, it highlights story elements without giving everything away to entice your interest."
Joyce Valenza knows a thing or two about search. But the techie teacher librarian, it seems, has happened upon something new. Recently she’s tried an overlooked feature of one of her favorite resources, LibGuides, to access the best resources via the expert hive.
"I was working with 3rd graders on creating their own book trailers. It was a long-term project and I was thrilled with the trailers I had found to study with children. This seemed perfect for this grade level as book response is a part of their writing curriculum.
I believe strongly in Study-Driven/Inquiry-Based writing instruction. I live by Katie Ray's quote from her book STUDY DRIVEN, which is one of the books that has most influenced my life as a writing teacher."
Telegraph.co.ukDyslexia-friendly books by top children's authorsTelegraph.co.ukJulia Donaldson, the Children's Laureate, was telling me at the Bath Festival Of Children's Literature how pleased she was with the look and feel of two of her latest...
Inspired by decades of experience as an educator, an award-winning children's book author, and a parent, Fox considers her most important role to be crusading for the importance of reading aloud to young children, which ...
These packets consolidate worksheets for the 3 R's (reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic) with fun worksheets involving dot-to-dot, hidden picture, puzzles of all sorts, mazes, and anything else I can find.
Her activities to promote books for children over twenty years have included a key role in organising the 2011 World Final of the Kids Lit Quiz held in Hamilton and coaching local teams for the popular annual quiz.
Basic and advanced tips for parents on encouraging reading in their child. Includes a video of a mother, Eden, explaining "how she gets her son, who would rather play video games, involved in reading—tricky!"
49) “a range of tools which can be used to improve information literacy, provide access to mediated resources, allow creative participation on the web and encourage collaboration.” Web 2.0 tools provide opportunities for TL's ...