Grades 1-6 Posters, Graphic Organizers & Activity Ideas for Visualizing! Perfect to use with any texts to provide students plenty of opportunities to practice visualizing and creating mental images as they are reading.
Diversify Your ELA Curriculum: Non-Traditional Texts to Engage Middle & High School Students
If your textbook is outdated and isn't relevant to your students, it is time to diversify. In this Twitter chat, middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed sources for contemporary fiction and nonfiction. Teachers also shared their experiences with verse novels, graphic novels and "reading" other media: videos, images, and infographics. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
Have students fill out a self evaluation before Parent Teacher Conferences. This will give them the opportunity to be accountable for their behavior, grades, and work habits. Perfect for fall and spring Parent Teacher Conferences. Read more tips & ideas on the blog post!
A great tool to use with your visualization unit when discussing how the images we create can change as we get more information.I used this with Jack Prelutsky's poem, My Neighbour's Dog is Purple. I had students draw what they saw after reading the title, then after the first stanza, after the second stanza, and then again at the end.
Imagery is one of my personal favorite things about reading and writing. This pin is a great way to incorporate imagery which Duffy states is, "using prior knowledge about [descriptive] words and about our senses to create an image in the mind" (Duffy, p.117). "The relationship between reading and writing is particularity clear when teaching imaging...the more students practice composing text that helps readers create images, the better they will be at creating images as readers" (p. 121).