Teaching about character traits in reading can be challenging but fun! One of the hardest parts for kids, is that in most pieces of literature, the character traits are somewhat abstract. The author doesn't directly tell the reader what the character is like, which forces kids to have to learn...
Community Post: 25 Awesome Anchor Charts For Teaching Writing
Anchor charts are a great way to make thinking visible as you record strategies, processes, cues, guidelines and other content during the learning process. Here are 25 of our favorite charts for teaching your students all about writing. This is the first post in the Teaching Young Writers blog series sponsored by Zaner-Bloser
This is a Growth Mindset packet containing four of Aesop's Fables. These fables are really great, simple to understand stories that work so well with many ideas of Growth Mindset. For example; The Aesop's fable The Tortoise and the Hare helps kids think about slowing down and doing their work correctly as well as trying things even if they might not do very well at first.
Compare/Contrast City/ Country Second Grade- Social Studies- Geography Strand- Human Systems- Cultures develop in unique ways, in part through the influence of they physical environment/ interactions among cultures lead to sharing ways of life. This activity relates to social studies because it helps the students learn how cultures (city/country) are different but still meet their needs. The Country Mouse and the City Mouse: A Retelling of Aesop's Fable- By Jason Strange