Are you interested in launching a reading workshop in your upper elementary classroom this year? If so, this blog post is for you! Today I am going to lay out the 5 routines that you NEED to establish at the beginning of the year in order to have a successful
Category: Reading Workshop
In order to fit everything into our busy Reading and Writing Workshop schedules, we need to keep our mini lessons MINI! This means that they need to be anywhere from 10 – 15 minutes long. Not only does keeping them short allow for our students to have more time to
Are you on the hunt for some awesome books about weather? Incorporating books into EVERY subject area is such a passion of mine. We often forget that big kids LOVE to be read to! Here are my top 5 books to incorporate into your unit on weather. 1) Groundhog Weather
Today I have 3 books about clouds to share with you. These would be perfect read alouds during your Weather unit! One book is a fiction story, the other is a nonfiction informational book, and the last is a wordless picture book! 1) A Story About Clouds : Cloudette Cloudette
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.
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
Here is a collection of the 5 must read picture books about Residential Schools. I have organized them in order of complexity. If this is the first time that your students have been introduced to Residential Schools, I suggest starting with book 1. If you teach in Canada, you need
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