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.
I was volunteering in an elementary class Friday and the end of year phenomena was in full swing. The weather was warm and so were their tempers. If you covered all your mandatory topics for the year and the kids are on track, this is a good time to mix it up and encourage curiosity... Continue Reading →