Cardiovascular teaching tools for fourth grade show students how the cardiovascular system works and give them a clearer picture of how the process looks. Tools that can be used for your lessons include visual, enrichment and technological aids.
There have been many studies demonstrating that teaching signing to autistic children does, in fact, help them communicate more effectively. Teachers can introduce words in sign language during direct teaching instruction. In addition, they can practice using these words throughout the day.
With this great book, students will go online and explore WebQuests on the book, work together in cooperative learning reading groups and work in centers to explore the story further. Themes in the story include good against evil and not fitting in.
Many teachers use “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” lesson plans to introduce upper elementary students to imaginative tales and get them interested in reading literature. Read on to discover some great activities to add to your lessons on this C.S. Lewis classic.
“Ramona Quimby, Age 8” is a delightful story that chronicles the maturation of an eight year old girl as she experiences difficulties at home and at school. Elementary students can relate to the character and learn from her as she transitions in the story.
“Are You My Mother?” by Philip D. Eastman is a delightful story that follows a mixed-up baby bird who attempts to find his mother who he has never seen before. He asks various animals and inanimate objects if they are his mother until he reunites with her at the end of the book.
“The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss was written way back in 1971, yet the book captures our concerns today about the effects of an industrialized society on the environment. Themes addressed in the story include greed, human relationships and preserving the earth’s natural resources.
“Bunnicula” by Deborah and James Howe is about a pet rabbit who sleeps all day and is up at night, has two sharp fangs, sucks the juice out of vegetables and appears to have similarities to Dracula. Concepts introduced include family, mystery, friendship, sibling rivalry, secrets and fantasy
Here are some tips on using graphic organizers as effective learning tools in the classroom that help students organize important information so that they can study for tests, write reports and summarize textbook chapters and novels, while weeding out the not so important info in the process.
This children’s book by Janell Canon tells the story of a cute, baby fruit bat named Stellaluna who gets separated from her mother and ends up being adopted by a family of birds. Extend your reading of the book with these fun activities.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an excellent story for teachers of young students to use in their classroom. The book teaches children about important concepts such as the days of the week, counting to five, the concept of eating to grow and the metamorphosis of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly.
Teaching strategies for students with dyslexia involve using multisensory techniques, whole language approaches and phonic drills that are systematic and in depth. Individual tutoring sessions and speech therapy can be utilized to improve reading and language in dyslexic students.
In recent years, there are more children being given the dual diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research shows that these children have differences in their brain activity. The medical community is currently working on the proper guidelines for diagnosis and treatment.
Children with disabilities may not know how to set boundaries with others. The methods for teaching stranger danger to children with disabilities involves using visual aids to demonstrate the concept while explaining it to them. Teaching stranger danger to learning disabled students keeps them safe.
Managing stress is not as tough as it often seems to be. Special education teachers must analyze their present situation and try their best to minimize the stress level. Find some quick tips for effective stress management in and out of the classroom.