Non-fiction text is often not what students gravitate to. How can we use it spark their curiosity & jump start the learning?
Reading and Writing
Need some new ideas for your (or your children’s) summer reading list? The Lit Gals have some suggestions for you!
We live in a very visual world. How can we use images to activate our students’ curiosity and thinking?
This post finishes exploring the six shifts we can take to maximize our literacy instruction by keeping the science of reading and balanced literacy in mind.
This post explores ways we can shift the balance to maximize our literacy instruction keeping the science of reading and balanced literacy in mind.
Kahoot is a well loved review tool. What about using it at the beginning to get the wheels of curiosity spinning?
We know writers need feedback, but we know the feedback takes time. Here’s help in working smarter & faster to get your writers the feedback they need.
Whether you have student roles in a class that last for a semester or for a few minutes, it is important they are well-defined! Roles can be used in every subject and in many different types of projects. Roles also help to foster the 4 C’s in your classroom!
With the absolute best of intentions, we have accidentally turned to a surface-building strategy to encourage our students to write something—anything!—in response to their reading. According to their research surrounding the most impactful literacy strategies, Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey reveal that mnemonic devices (aka acronyms) help students to consolidate surface understandings of material.