Bilingual students do not always have enough opportunities to practice using both languages. As teachers, we cannot lose sight of the role of talk in our classrooms. A classroom rich with language opportunities is a classroom that can offer more opportunities for success for children living and learning in two languages.
As much as our students need to grow as readers and thinkers, we also need to rejuvenate through exploration of new and favorite authors. After spending the last weeks of the school year scrambling to motivate students and develop some kind of summer reading plan, let’s pause now to reflect upon our own summer reading plans.
We who educate know the depth of work required to bring learning to our many students. We do it because we love the kids. Here’s one example of a profound and generous act from one teacher to her student. Comment below to share about a teacher you know who demonstrates the “HeArt of Teaching”!
Teachers, we want you to know how much we appreciate you, and how well we know that you make a difference in students’ lives everywhere. We look forward to offering you resources “built” for you, with practical and purposeful ideas, tips, and information to help you be the best you can be!
Learning to read is like learning to ride a bike. The foundational skills in reading are best developed through instruction followed by practice with support and feedback. As teachers we need to find ways to support our readers in their reading while providing formative feedback during and after their reading.