Tips & Strategies for Teaching Grade School (page: 3 of 24)
- Incorporating the Common Core Standards into Your Teaching Style
Your school has recently adapted the Common Core State Standards. How does this affect you as a teacher? Here are some tips on making the “Common Core Style” become “your style”.
- Review of ZB FontsOnline Plus
Looking for an easy tool to teach handwriting? Zaner Bloser’s FontsOnline Plus is a web-based handwriting program that provides classroom teachers and home-schoolers with resources to improve their students’ handwriting. Learn how the program works. Is it the right resource for you?
- Integrating the Common Core Standards Into Your Lesson Plans
Now that the Common Core State Standards have been adopted by nearly every state in the country what does this mean for teachers? This article will offer suggestions on how to implement CCSS into your lesson plans.
- Shel Silverstein in the Elementary Classroom: Teaching Ideas
Shel Siverstein's poetry is a favorite with teachers and students alike. Use his poems in your class to teach and explore a variety of concepts.
- Scholastic's 100 Greatest Books for Kids List: Do You Agree with the Choices?
Scholastic has just released a new list of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids. Although many familiar titles make the list, many educators, parents and readers may be disappointed to find their favorites did not make the cut in order to make room for some new contenders.
- Developing Literacy Skills: Should Children Be Forced to Read Early?
While early literacy skills are important for a child's growth, there are some who question whether we are forcing our kids to read too early. Some intense early intervention programs make promises about teaching even babies to read. Is that really reading? How young is too young to start learning?
- Kids Will Have a Blast With These Dynamite Rocks and Minerals Activities
Students will have a rocking good time while learning about the minerals and rocks our Earth is composed of. Explore chocolate chip cookies, read "Stone Soup," and create a clay model of the Earth among other things. Here's a resource guide to rocks and minerals study materials.
- There Once Was a Boy Named Nick Who Wanted to Write a Limerick
Once you learn the rhythm and rhyme pattern of a limerick you will be creating limericks all day long. It's addicting! Learn the form and fun of a limerick in this article.
- Author Studies in the Elementary Classroom
A great way to introduce students to a variety of genres is through an author study. Need ideas on incorporating this into your classroom? Try any of the following excellent teaching suggestions, lessons and activities.
- Book Titles to Read to Your Class: Suggestions for Elementary Teachers
Why spend time reinventing the wheel when Bright Hub Education has so many resources to offer? Here, you will find suggestions for great read alouds! Whether you are teaching preK or 5th grade, there is something for every level on this list.
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