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Project based learning shifts the focus from the teacher to the students. In this approach, the students are tasked to come up with concrete products of what they have learned about a topic. This encourages authentic learning is initiated and made possible by the students themselves.
Before read you “Love That Dog” with your students, browse through this lesson. You’ll find ideas and activities to get your students involved in writing and displaying their poetry, as well as performing poetry readings.
Has your class finished reading the novel “Holes”? Then it is time to discuss and review. These four ideas will guide you through classroom conversation topics while touching on key literary elements to build their comprehension levels.
Vocabulary exercises should be fun and what better way to get fun from learning than with a book of ridiculously, insane adventure! Captain Underpants strikes again through these vocabulary builders to get the whole class excited about language arts.
This mystery unit lesson plan will introduce your students to the mystery story genre. This is an exciting unit that encourages reluctant readers and fires up their imaginations. Read, analyze, discuss and write to fully engage your early elementary students into mysteries.
Using pipe cleaners and beads, little ones can create participate in a holiday craft and create an ornament.
In this unit plan, the class will read the classic tale Stone Soup and take part in a variety of fun, hands-on lessons to build comprehension and develop content skills. Students will do a variety of activities to build reading, writing, math, and direct-following proficiences.
No matter how much you love teaching, avoiding teacher burnout should be a goal you take seriously. Burnout is a common problem, not just in the field of education, but in many careers.
Are your students having problems with learning multiple meaning words (homographs)? If so, trying using this poem to help them grasp how two words can have one meaning.
A science experiment that demonstrates how enzymes contained in pineapple and liquid detergent work in turning a semi-solid gelatin product into its liquid form. In this experiment, students will be able to learn how enzymes work.