Why Your Short Story Doesn’t Have To Be “Literary”
As the sun recedes over the horizon, a boy and a girl stand on the Brooklyn Bridge. They aren’t really sure what they’re looking for — love, connection, a happy ending? Their subsequent walk doesn’t help them discover whatever it is. At the end, neither finds what they’re looking for. The girl leaves forever. The...
had the kids turn and talk about why it's important to label things. We decided that labels help us know what is inside of a box, and labels help us know what pictures are in our illustrations. We made this label anchor chart.
(2015) Math workshop is a way to give students the instruction that they need, but can sometimes be difficult to implement in the classroom. This blog post explains each part of this math period and what should be accomplished during that time.
Reading Workshop: What It Looks Like in My Classroom
Giving the students a task during reading workshop is a great idea. They talk to each other because they don't know what to do. While you meet with reading groups, giving them a task is helpful. Elementary aged kids can't sit and "read" for 40 plus minutes straight.