Literature Circles are a great way to have student led discussions. Students get a sense of responsibility, accountability, and cooperation. How do I start literature circles? The discussion director is the role I like to start with. As I read and think aloud, I write down questions. I model thought provoking, open ended questions. There… Continue reading Flexible Literature Circles can Empower Students
Goal setting worksheets guide students on their journey similar to how a map guides us when taking a road trip. Whenever, I take a road trip I break my trip into smaller parts. For example, if my destination is four hours away, I plan to take a break after driving for two hours. After driving… Continue reading Goal Setting Worksheets are like a Road Map
Study habits are more important than ever before. My own children will be learning remotely this fall. I organized a study area for each of them and am almost done organizing materials they might need. Now is a good time to think about what we can do to teach and encourage good study habits. What… Continue reading Study Habits for Successful Distant Learning
Summer of 2019, I made a bitmoji using my iPhone. It was fun and relaxing. I had flashbacks on taking my daughter and son to "Build a Bear" while I was making my bitmoji. So many choices of outfits, hair color, accessories, etc. I was planning on using my bitmoji in the classroom. I thought… Continue reading Bitmoji Classroom can be made with these 5 Steps
Book reports templates provide a framework to explain the content of a book. Whether reporting on a fiction or nonfiction book, comprehension skills and strategies are used independently. When reporting on a book that is fiction, you will want students to include a plot map, character analysis, connections, and a brief book review. Fiction Book… Continue reading How can Book Reports Templates Support Student Comprehension?