Reading to and talking about stories with children allow them to grow as readers and thinkers. Listening enables them to understand words, ideas, customs, and values that lie outside their reading ability and experiences. Here are some insights and suggestions for reading aloud and sharing the reading experience with children.
Did you know that in the 18th and 19th centuries, British children went door-to-door asking for treats on Valentine's Day? Have a little fun during holiday seasons with some fun facts about different holidays throughout the year!
Looking for ways to activate your students’ “STEM brains”? Here is a great strategy and a STEM-based activity that you can implement in the classroom, so you can encourage children to grow into adults who value questions and curiosity!
Today, more than ever, young readers are being asked to develop sophisticated visual literacy skills. Advertisements, graphic novels, online memes, political cartoons, maps, DIY instructions, and more, all require the ability to interpret images. Here’s a simple activity to build visual literacy skills with your students!
Looking for some fun and spooky stories for your class to read around Halloween? Here’s a list of frightfully fun books for readers ranging from lower elementary to middle school! Check it out and share your own spine-chilling book suggestions!
With government mandates, funding shortfalls, and a number of other educational issues, one variable stands out as a tried-and-true indicator of student success: quality teachers. Teachers, “lighten up” and remember—you became teachers to make a lasting, positive impact on students. A classroom should be a place of joy!