Oftentimes teachers, librarians and parents are frustrated by the fact that so many boys seem reluctant to read. Part of this may be the fact that so often the books that are assigned or chosen for classroom reading are titles that have more appeal to girls.
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Although many elementary schools treat library as another “specials subject” like art, music, or P.E., occurring on a fixed schedule, there are actually significant benefits to both staff and students if library time is scheduled flexibly.
In this lesson, students will explore the origins and truth (or lack thereof) behind popular and/or local urban legends. In doing so, they will use online and print resources, and have the opportunity to explore local lore.
Have some trouble deciphering word problems? These types of constructed response questions almost always find their way onto standardized testing. Get tips and techniques for answering these tough math problems here!
This language arts lesson involves all students in a class taking part in simple plays that can be staged without the need for props, costumes or sets and with minimal rehearsal time.
You will most likely encounter “constructed response” questions on standardized tests and college placement exams. Learn how to formulate answers, as well as how such answers are graded (i.e. what makes a good answer as opposed to a not-so-good one).
A fun language arts lesson making use of the library media center as a resource involves kids making book lists of selected titles in genres or subjects of their choice. This can be tweaked to work at grade levels ranging from 2nd or 3rd (depending on typing skills) through 12th.