Literacy, Typing

Weekly Round-Up: 4 Fun and Free Typing Resources for Students

Learning to type is a key skill for students. When students are able to type effectively, they are better able to write quickly and to not get caught up in the physical mechanics of typing. There are lots of incredible, free, typing resources on the Internet. I particularly like typing games that provide words instead of just letters. It feels weird just randomly hitting letters on the keyboard when they aren't part of words! Here are 4 typing lessons and games I particularly enjoy!

Literacy, Reading

5 Pre-Reading Strategies to Try with your Grade 3-6 Students

Reading with your class is key part of literacy! All students come into our class with different reading abilities and we need to plan so that all students find success in the reading activity. Here are 5 pre-reading strategies to help all learners get ready to read the text!

Literacy

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

Literacy

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.

Literacy

How to Prevent Teacher Burnout: Why Putting Yourself First is Important

As we come around to the last week before Spring Break, I cannot get over how tired I am starting to feel. Each day as I count down to Spring Break seems to get longer and longer. From the time that the students get into their desks until they tidy up and stack their chairs… Continue reading How to Prevent Teacher Burnout: Why Putting Yourself First is Important

Literacy

8 Strategies to Help all Learners Find Success in their Journalling Routine

Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com Journaling is an important part of an English Language Curriculum. Allowing students to write about something that interests them is a key way to increase writing and engagement in the classroom. However, we know that some students need extra support putting pen to paper and maintaining interest in the… Continue reading 8 Strategies to Help all Learners Find Success in their Journalling Routine

Literacy

7 Fun Writing Prompts to try this September in your Intermediate Classroom

It's that time of year again. Students are flocking back to classrooms after a summer off. Normally this would be the time to get students talking about, and writing about, things that they did this summer. However, this summer has not been a typical summer. With the Delta variant tearing across the country, students have… Continue reading 7 Fun Writing Prompts to try this September in your Intermediate Classroom