American Sign Language (ASL) – Not Just for Pre-Verbal Children

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This post was written by shopkeeper Sprouting New Beginnings. As teachers we have discovered that using American Sign Language (ASL) in our classroom is not just for pre-verbal children and children who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is a wonderful strategy to support literacy in an elementary classroom. In our classes we utilize… Read more »

To Kill A Mockingbird materials!

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As you may have heard, famed author Harper Lee rocked the literary world when she announced yesterday the publication of a sequel to her classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. This got me thinking about my years in high school pondering this heartbreaking tale of injustice and so, like any insomniac with a love of reading,… Read more »

IPads and Basic Skills Are Perfect Together: Sushi Monster

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This post was written by Shop owner Chalkspot.com. Math Apps that help students practice their basic facts are very important in my classroom. When I find one that becomes a favorite, I have to share. I use this app with my second and third grade math students. It is a called Sushi Monster (ITunes: Free; Ages 9-11)…. Read more »

The Joy of Reading

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This post was written by shop owner Geaux Teach Online. I love to read! I love books, bookstores (especially secondhand ones), and anything to do with reading. E-readers are great, too! I have one that I thoroughly enjoy using, but there’s just something about holding a book in your hand. This love of reading was… Read more »

Benefits of Teaching Math Games

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This post was written by Mrs. Naufal’s Nook. You can view her shop here. Have you ever considered a Math Games Day at your school?   Providing students with math games encourages consolidation of concepts studied in class.  Students are able to apply their mathematical knowledge while increasing their skills.  Math games often foster a positive… Read more »

Differentiated Instruction: The Method Behind the Madness

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This was written by IgnitED. Check out there shop here. Every teacher would love to have a classroom full of students who are all on the same level, learn and progress at the same rate. In the Utopian world this classroom does exist, however in the real world classrooms are filled with children who learn… Read more »

Help your students resolve to read more in 2015

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Creating a New Year’s resolution is a time-honored tradition. We vow to better ourselves in some fashion, be it improving our health or donating more to charity. Resolutions can be a great way to help improve students in the classroom as well. As classes return from break, now is a great time to have your… Read more »

What are cognates?

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Vocabulary/vocabulario, animal/animal, actor/actor, color/color are just a few of the thousand of English and Spanish cognates. Cognates are an important part of learning English. Cognates are words in two languages that have the same or similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. Spanish and English cognates include: doctor/doctor, family/familia, construction, constuccion, and electricity/electricidad. Some languages like Spanish… Read more »