While many teachers are still finishing up a couple more weeks of distance learning, I wanted to share 5 easy comprehension activities that can be used remotely, at home, or in a classroom! I shared this information in a recent video so if you would like to watch or listen to it, just click below. […]
3 Tips to Rev Up Your Read Aloud!
The read aloud. It’s a teacher’s dream. The students all sitting quietly, listening, learning, enjoying the book! That’s what we all hope for right?! Now don’t get me wrong, these moments exist and they should be cherished! But sometimes, I wanted to make sure I was making the most of my precious read aloud […]
Free Questioning Activities for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade
Teaching questioning to primary readers can be tricky! I find that interesting because kids grow up asking questions nonstop! Then, getting them to ask questions in an academic setting can prove to be challenging. Today, I wanted to share a few fun and free activities to get students asking questions both before and during reading. […]
3 Quick & Fun Morning Meeting Games!
Do you use morning meeting in your classroom?! I have some quick and fun games that you can take and play right away with your students! First, if you don’t use morning meeting, you should really think about it. It is such a great time to come together as a community and for everyone to take […]
Visualizing Activities for First Grade
Teaching students to visualize while they read helps them to connect and comprehend the stories they hear and read in the classroom. I wanted to share some activities to help students visualize in first and second grade. Our Feelings: I like using this activity to show students that our visualizations are often very personal. Based […]
Stop & Think Comprehension Passages for First Grade
Comprehension! It is the most important part of reading, isn’t it? I am always looking for ways to help my students with their comprehension and providing stopping points to think aloud has helped tremendously. The conscious act of checking in it a strategy many students use to help them determine when they might need to […]
Asking Questions While Reading – Free Comprehension Passages!
Asking questions while reading is such an important skill for students to learn. There are many activities to help students practice questioning, but I find the best way is to through reading and modeling. “Thinking is not driven by answers but by questions.” (Paul & Elder 2000) When teaching students to ask questions […]