Learning the Rules with "Never Spit on Your Shoes"
Foster a sense of community by having youngsters work together to create a list of classroom rules. They draw pictures of their hopes for first grade after reading a children's book as a group. They also discuss why it is important to have rules.
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Give Me Five Poster (Good Listening Rules)
Stop struggling to get the attention of your class members by establishing a concrete, manageable system from the get-go. Here is a poster that sets forth five specific rules for good listeners, from keeping your eyes on the speaker to...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Goldilocks Rules for Choosing a Book That is “Just Right”
With so many books to choose from, it can be hard for young readers to find the right one. Help children overcome this problem with this list of rules for identifying books that are too easy, too hard, and those that are just right.
Pre-K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Summer Fun Summer Learning Poetry Unit
Focus on poetry this summer to enhance those comprehension, fluency, and language skills with a set of resources intended to explore different types of poetry, specifically lyric poetry. The daily activities contain differentiation ideas...
1st - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Christmas Learning Fun: Spelling Practice
Get in the holiday spirit with winter-themed handwriting and spelling practice. Pupils trace the words for three cartoon images: reindeer, snowman, and candy cane. Another line is provided for each image that can be used for practicing...
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
There's no doubt the city described in the story, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, has incredible weather, but looking at the town as a whole, how does it compare to a real-life town? Listen carefully and view the...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
EdTech Tuesdays: Integrating Technology in the Classroom with Erin Klein
Possibilities abound with technology in the classroom! Discover how one educator fostered an incredible learning experience for her students using a digital platform called Storybird for a collaborative writing project.
2 mins Pre-K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable