Why Should You Teach Novel Studies?

The shift to test-oriented passages diminishes the joy of reading for many students. Novel studies are the cure. Novels keep students engaged in literature and create community in the classroom. Add in Boom Cards comprehension checks for fun, not dreary, skills building.

Using Sound in Teaching Reading

by Melissa Caudle of Rock N' Learn Teaching reading is extremely rewarding. Seeing the delight in children’s eyes when they discover new ideas, new people, and new worlds is an extreme joy for me. The goal in teaching reading is to help students develop a connection to the text and understand the meaning the author... Continue Reading →

A Review of “Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom”

Looking to be inspired, but not overwhelmed? Kacie Brown from Having Fun First reviews Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom by Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke in today's blog.  Her short take: Amplify will leave you feeling inspired and confident to hit the ground running with ideas that resonate with you. As the authors say: "just because we can do something innovative, doesn't always mean we should."

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