We all know that there are only so many hours in a school day and I don’t know about you, but I am ALWAYS looking for ways to cover Science and Social Studies curriculum in my Language Arts and Math blocks! I LOVE making cross curricular connections with our learning.
Category: Read Alouds
Wordless picture books are one of my favourite tools in the Language Arts classroom. Here are some of the benefits. Building Confidence: Kids who struggle with word recognition and decoding can enjoy a story independently! Developing Comprehension Skills: Reading wordless picture books requires making a TON of inferences which
Today I wanted to share this AWESOME website with you. It’s called Storyline Online. They have a huge collection of books that are read aloud by celebrities. The videos are super high quality and the readers are engaging. Even your big kids will love these! Here are some of my
If you teach in Canada, you need to be teaching about Residential Schools. This horribly sad and violent aspect of Canada’s history is so important to teach. In order to move forwards and create a better tomorrow, we need our children, our future, to understand our past. Here is a
Flashlight by Lizi Boyd is a must have in your upper elementary classroom library! Here are some great ways that Alberta teachers can incorporate it into Science, Writing and Social Studies lessons. Social Studies: This is a beautiful book to use during your regions of Alberta unit! Students can infer
Interactive Read Aloud time is an important component of Reading Workshop. It is an engaging and enjoyable period of time where all students gather to listen and learn from the same text. There are so many benefits to including Interactive Read Aloud into your already busy Language Arts Schedule. Here
The Rationale: I work at a very multicultural school. Over the years, I have found that one way to build classroom community is to learn about our many different cultures. I have several First Nations students in my classroom and these are some of the methods that we use to