August 6, 2022 When do you go back to school? Whether you start in August or September, here are 12 amazing activities that you can get to know your students the first couple of weeks of school. After all, back to school is a great time for teachers and students to build relationships and a … Continue reading 12 ELA BACK TO SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
By Sharena Downey Drawing conclusions and inferencing is one of the most challenging skills for many students. In order to master this skill, students must learn and know how to make an educated guess based on the clues in the text provided whether it is an image or passage. Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com QAR … Continue reading Drawing Conclusions and Inferences
"Now Here is a Story..." All about how I use The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song to teach plot to my students. Throw it back to the 90's when family shows were popular such as Family Matters, Full House, Saved by the Bell, Hanging with Mr. Cooper, and Step-by-Step were all the rave along … Continue reading Plot Diagram X Will
Last year, I was trying to find a way to review with my students before the state test. However, I wanted my review process to be student-centered. I wanted the students to work on assignments that they would enjoy, but they would learn at the same time. As a result, I created these engaging … Continue reading Reading Activity Cards
A great way to review cause and effect with your students! There are enjoy playing cards to use in groups, teams, or for the whole class! After the students match the cards, have them complete the cause and effect worksheet to check for understanding.
Written by The Humble Bird Teacher "Wah, Wah!" That is the sound the teacher makes in the show Charlie Brown. That sound is a great example of onomatopoeia, but the sound is what many students hear flow out of their teachers' mouths into their ears. Many students dislike reading and writing. They especially do … Continue reading Storybird
When will society realize that teachers are the real celebrities? Maybe, when we receive a pay raise, live in mansions, drive fancy cars, and have wild, night dance parties. Until then, they will have to deal with the fact that we make enough money to survive, we live in average-sized houses, drive a little under … Continue reading Teachers: The Real Celebrities