Guest post by Lori Wolfe St Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! I love using this holiday to teach about idioms!
What makes a reading strategy effective? Learn what other teachers and special guests from Astute Hoot have to say when they weighed in during the #TeachChat on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. Ideas, strategies, and tools to enhance students’ understanding and experience were all part of the discussion.
Sometimes all you need is that one new lesson idea to launch a whole host of creativity. When some of our Really Good Teachers share their best ideas, you know you are bound to find ones that will work for you. Check out the tips for nurturing a love of reading in your students from
by Astute Hoot Guiding reading can be daunting, especially with the new instructional shifts and standards. Teachers are asking themselves such questions as: “What text do I use?” “What strategies do I teach?” “How do I keep all students engaged?” “How do I foster rich literary discussions?”
In 2013, 41% of teachers surveyed in an independent study by Really Good Stuff indicated that they no longer teach cursive handwriting in the classroom. Increasing pressure to focus on tested subject areas, as well as the elimination of cursive handwriting from individual state requirements and Common Core State Standards assessments have made it a
Guest post by Lori Wolfe Teaching Comparatives and Superlatives Teaching comparatives and superlatives can be fun and rewarding. With instruction, students quickly learn how to express themselves with greater accuracy using grammatical forms.
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are hot topics and areas of focus in the education community. No matter what grade you teach, expect there to be a strong emphasis on these subjects throughout the school year. In the midst of pursuing these high academic goals, it is important to remember that learning should be
No matter how much you want to believe that your students will read over break – whether it be winter break, Spring break, or during the summer months, the hard truth is that most children do not. In fact, according to the National Education Association: Only 53 percent of children ages three to five
Sure the Dolch sight words are an impressive list, but with a little bit of practice your students can master them in no time. If you are searching for some ways to get some hands on practice, check out these seven really good ways to help your children learn. Whether you are a preschool teacher,
Engaging children’s literature can be the gateway to a lifelong love of reading for your students. Explore some wonderful new and old favorites this school year and make reading come alive. Here are 10 suggestions to get you started!