Sequence of events is a basic but essential skill for all readers. Before teaching “Henny Penny” in your classroom, peruse this selection of activities. Students will enjoy learning and demonstrating how sequence of events works in a story.
The beautiful thing about using a movie like “Remember the Titans” in the classroom is that it goes beyond the true story of a championship football team. Not only will students enjoy learning, but they’ll also appreciate the value found in real life experiences.
Classic historic novels like Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind” need not sit on the shelf gathering dust. Try some of these activities and projects to help them comprehend the complex intricacies of Mitchell’s profound novel.
The last days of school are quickly approaching. You have taught and tested and now it’s time to wrap up your school year. Spend quality time with your students during the last days of school with these fun year-end activities for middle school students.
“Gathering Blue” is the interesting sequel to “The Giver”. Try these activities while reading it with your Middle School class. Students will practice reading strategies, create interesting products, and utilize analytical skills. Plus, they’ll have fun!
Take your students on an adventure exploring the science fiction world of Panem through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen, heroine of The Hunger Games. These activities will provide opportunities for your students to participate in creative and challenging activities to test their knowledge.
Prepare the minds of your young readers to a work of classic children’s literature, The Tale of Peter Rabbit! Use the following teaching ideas to make your students’ reading experience a memorable and intriguing experience.
From preparation to moving around the room to altering your voice for the best effect, these tips will give you confidence to teach with renewed vigor every day. Reach your students be presenting clear and concise material.
Try these getting to know you activities on the first day of school or halfway through the year. It’s never too late to learn more about the people in your classroom. Middle school and high school students will enjoy breaking the ice with these fun activities.
If you’re brave enough to walk into a strange class every day, gain the advantage over other substitutes by learning what teachers look for in a substitute. You’ll soon secure a reputation as a reliable, trustworthy and hard-working colleague and, in turn, earn more jobs than you can handle.
Decorating your classroom isn’t the only thing you’re thinking about as a new teacher. What purpose will your classroom decorations serve? Use these ideas to help ensure you have every essential workspace established and your bulletin boards and fun and functional.
Young minds need patience and practice to help them understand complex concepts. This lesson on perseverance should help your students to understand and appreciate the feeling of accomplishing a difficult task.
Use these activities for Little Bear to improve literacy and increase reading enjoyment in the minds of your young readers. Else Holmelund Minarik’s classic children’s book will help your students become confident readers, while entertaining them with Little Bear’s whimsical adventures.
Time to study for your geography or history test? Need ideas for a story setting? Unsure what to call that earthen structure you spotted in a national park? Use this list of landform vocabulary words to help you with all of your geography and topography needs.
Get your class involved in revisiting a classic theme, the first day of school, by reading and participating in activities for “Franklin Goes to School”. Games, discussions, artwork, and interviews will keep your pint-sized tykes recalling and enjoying their first day of school experiences.
Before reading “The Color Purple” with your students, browse through these teaching ideas for engaging activities and a hassle-free planning period. Students will analyze characters and make comparisons and contrasts.
Kindergarten students truly enjoy learning about the world around them. Visit Australia in your classroom with this week-long unit. Try some of these meaningful activities, so your students can have fun learning about the land down under.
Say the word “poetry” and people think rhyming words and sappy declarations of love. Poetry can mean so much more when used as a mnemonic tool or as a means of expressing information. It’s just a matter of helping you learn how to use poetry across the curriculum.