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: Reading Workshop
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
Interactive Read Aloud is one of my favourite times of the day! To me, there is nothing better than gathering at the carpet as a community to share a story and improve our reading skills. I LOVE that interactive read alouds provide students with opportunities to show how smart they
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
No matter if you are going back to school in person, virtually or with a hybrid model, picture books remain one of the most effective ways to build community and make EVERY student in your class feel welcome and as though they belong. In order to achieve this mission of
Are you looking for a simple way to do reading responses in your Upper Elementary classroom? I love using this one page sheet! It’s super easy to use. Suggested Routines: Kiddos can use it with their independent reading books by stopping and jotting about the different topics as they read.
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
One of my favourite aspects of Social Studies is introducing students to celebrations of various cultural groups. One of the BEST ways to introduce students to any concept, is through picture books! This blog post contains affiliate links which means that amazon throws a few cents my way if you
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