This book is a young adult classic that can be found in many school libraries. In my opinion, it is a classic for a reason and is a great read! Keep reading for an overview of the book.
How to Encourage Students to Edit their Work: Grade 4-8
Editing is the 5th stage of the writing process (prewriting, planning, writing, revising, editing, and publishing). Yet, many students completely ignore this step. Here are 6 strategies on how to encourage students to edit their work.
7 Ways to Publish Student Writing
Publishing student work is the last of the 6 steps of the writing process (prewriting, planning, writing, revising, editing, publishing). But what exactly does publishing mean and how do you best do it? When students publish their work, it allows others the chance to read it. It can be a source of pride for students to share their work with others encourages students to always try their best. Keep reading for 7 ways to publish student work!
Talking is Part of Literacy Too! How to Get Students Talking About a Specific Subject and 10 Prompts to Get them Started: Grade 4-8
Teaching our students to be articulate is also a part of literacy. While some students seem to already to pros at this, there are others that could use some practice with talking on a topic (and staying on it) and there are others that need a bit of practice with formulating their ideas and being able to talk about one thing for an extended period of time. There are also students that need to build confidence talking in front of others. Keep reading for some ideas on how to get students talking and some prompts to get them started!
4 Drama-Based Activities to Generate Writing Ideas: Grades 4-7
From the time that they are young, kids are incredibly creative. Toddlers, preschoolers, and grade-school children play in their imagination all the time. As students get older, their imaginative play decreases, but their imagination remains. Why not use this to generate ideas for your students writing topics! Keep reading for 4 drama-based activities that would work as a brainstorming sessions for your next writing prompt.
3 Fun, Creative Writing Warm-Ups to get Students Writing: Grade 4-6
Looking for some fun ways to get your students warmed up before starting a creative writing unit? These following prompts are great ways to get your students writing and can give material for students to come back to and work on more in-depth later. I like to give students about 10 minutes to work on… Continue reading 3 Fun, Creative Writing Warm-Ups to get Students Writing: Grade 4-6
Book Review for Teachers: Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”
This was an incredible book! The humour that the author uses was engaging and the subject matter was enthralling. This book follows a year in the life of a young teen that leaves his school on the rez and goes to a school in a neighbouring community. It talks about some of what he experiences. This includes making friends in a new school, racism, and the death of multiple loved ones.
5 Fun Ways to Use Disney Pixar Shorts in Your Literacy Classroom.
Disney shorts are great! They are short videos that are made by Disney and can be easily accessed through a Disney+ account. Even though they are short, they are packed full of emotion, plot, engaging characters, and everything else that make a story great. Here are 5 ways to use Disney Shorts to teach literacy… Continue reading 5 Fun Ways to Use Disney Pixar Shorts in Your Literacy Classroom.
15 Fun Creative Writing Prompts to Use in your Classroom: Grade 3-7
Looking for some fresh prompts to use with your intermediate classroom? Here are 15 creative writing prompts to get your students writing!
6 Real-Life Writing Activities for High School Students to Beat the “When Will We Ever Use This” Question.
We all have had a student ask the question "when are we ever going to use this?" While sometimes it's just fun to write for the sake of writing, here are 6 real-life writing activities that will enable students to see directly how the assignment connects to the skills they will need in their future.… Continue reading 6 Real-Life Writing Activities for High School Students to Beat the “When Will We Ever Use This” Question.