Elementary Reading Teachers


Elementary Reading Teachers

If you've ever sat on a rug in a circle w/an easel, chart paper, big book, chapter book, overhead projector, and a pocket chart, you need to join this group. Let's share some great reading activities!

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Looking For iPad-Using Teachers to Get a Free Literacy App from a Kickstarter Project

Started by Johnny Hamilton Feb 22, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi,I've launched a KickStarter Project to build ‘Nonsense Words’, a research-based app to help early readers. In order to reach the funding target by March 20th, backers receive a variety of rewards-…Continue

What's New In Children's Lit?

Started by Michelle TeGrootenhuis. Last reply by Sharron Sims Jul 26, 2013. 13 Replies

So, have you read any new outstanding children's literature? If so, please SHARE! I just got the picture book…Continue

Tags: literature, children's, reading

IRA awards for teachers/researchers using ePals or In2Books - deadline Nov. 15

Started by Dr. Rita Oates Aug 27, 2012. 0 Replies

To honor the memory of Erwin and Esther Zolt, a life-long elementary classroom teacher, IRA announces three grants/award to support teachers or researchers implementing either In2Books (…Continue

Tags: Zolt, reading, project, CCSS, research

What Reading Series Do You Use?

Started by Michelle TeGrootenhuis. Last reply by Kim Sullivan Jun 20, 2012. 17 Replies

Just wondering what reading basal (if any) you all use in your classrooms and what are your thoughts on the it. Also, do you go story, by story through the textbook, or are you allowed to skip…Continue

Tags: basal, elementary, reading

What are skills vs. strategies for teaching reading?

Started by Kate Miller Apr 4, 2012. 0 Replies

I just attended a conference that really changed the way I define what is a reading skill and what is a reading strategy.  My school always used to label inferring, summarizing, etc. as strategies,…Continue

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Comment by Michelle TeGrootenhuis on July 24, 2008 at 9:46am
How about posting your question in the discussion forum? You might get more responses there. :-) Just click on "+Start Discussion".
Comment by Tracy Muller on July 24, 2008 at 6:21am
I have a ? about Debbie Miller's Reading With Meaning. She is teaching a grade 1 classroom and each chapter seems to be about teaching a new comp. strategy that takes her across the entire year...How would you use this book in a gr. 3 class...would you spend as much time on each strategy do you think?? She also has a great idea for collecting questions called a "wonder box" ...the children go outside and notice things and write questions about these things on index cards to be placed in their wonder boxes..I was thinking that perhaps this could be a method for collecting "noticings" or "small moments" to spark ideas for writing in their writer's notebooks...what do you all think??
Comment by Trish Dower on July 17, 2008 at 7:24am
Thanks for sharing such great ideas and links... i've spent a little time having a look and know my weekend will be busily checking out these great sites. I've been on a pretty steep learning journey over the last 12 months and am beginning more and more to investigate and incorporate web2.0 tools into my classroom practice. One of our favourite sites to use is a uk site called sebastian swan ... here you will find books to read online, linked webquests, teaching plans, questions, ideas for use in the classroom and so much more. We have read a few of these books online and the interactivity of the resource makes them great to use with an interactive whiteboard. Another great site is an Australian site from the sunshine state of Queensland. Beenleigh State school offers great literacy resources and also many more across the curriculum. Have you checked out Roy the Zebra - great interactive resource for shared and guided reading with loads of teacher support. The Woodlands literacy zone is another great resource I visit often.
Looking forward to visiting here more and sharing the love as they say. Cheers. Trish

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