Thursday, August 15, 2019

Reading Informational Text - Using Prior Knowledge to Deepen Learning

When reading informational text, using any prior knowledge students may have to make connections, will lay the foundation for new knowledge and deepens learning.

"Prior knowledge lies dormant until making a correlation between what was learned and what is new learning." (Virginia L. Wallace and Whitney Norwood Husid)


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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

5 'Getting to Know You' Activities to Begin the Year With FREEBIES

When students begin the new year, they are anxious about meeting their new teachers, moving up to a new grade, the classroom expectations, and fitting in with their new classmates. Most teachers begin the new year explaining all the rules and expectations. This can be so overwhelming. And, to tell you the truth, students won't remember what you've told them. Their minds are elsewhere! I have 5 Getting to Know You Activities to Begin the Year that will help your students relax and enjoy the beginning of the new school year. It will also help lay the foundation for a positive and safe environment.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Take a Bite out of Learning During Shark Week With FREEBIE

Every year, Shark Week brings awareness to our sharks and their importance to our ecosystem. Discovery Channel presents amazing stories about these mysterious creatures. In this post, I'm sharing a fun way students can learn about sharks through cartoons. Take a Bite Out of Learning During Shark Week with this FREEBIE.


Sunday, July 28, 2019

Giving Students Voice and Choice During Project Based Learning

According to the Buck Institute for Education, providing students with Voice and Choice is an essential element in implementing true project based learning. During a PBL unit, teachers want their students to feel engaged and empowered throughout the whole project. It's also important for teachers to not only give students opportunities for choice, but still have control of the academic content and learning experience. In this post, I'll give you helpful ideas in Giving Students Voice and Choice During Project Based Learning.

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