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When is a Child Ready to Read?

Similar to walking and talking, learning to read is a developmental stage that children begin at different ages. Some three-year olds may begin showing an interest in reading, while other children may show little interest until they’re five or six. Like walking and talking, regardless of when children begin learning to read, most will become just as proficient as their counterparts who may have started a little sooner. Pre-reading Behaviors Once children begin showing an interest in letters, words, or [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|0 Comments

How to Keep Students Engaged in Class?

Engaged students are interested, curious, attentive, motivated, and inspired. As educators, we can create an environment that promotes engagement which in turn, promotes learning. Give careful consideration to the learning activities you present to your students and how you can tap into their interests and promote their curiosity. Here are smart strategies that give you a comprehensive answer on how to keep students engaged. The “Just Right” Level It’s difficult to feel energized and motivated if you are presented with [...]

By |April 30th, 2018|0 Comments

How to Teach Life Cycles

Teaching life cycles to students is a way to engage young minds in the abstract concepts that we associate with birth, aging, and death, while using a very specific model of the process to deliver a basic cornerstone of science education. By learning about the life cycle of a fly or a frog, a butterfly or a chicken, children can be introduced to the marvelous intricacies of the natural world around us. By expanding the learning process to include vocabulary development, comprehension, guided writing, Venn Diagrams, activities [...]

By |April 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

How to Teach Journal Writing in K-2

Writing is an important part of children’s education and a skill that requires daily practice. With today’s technology and available games, children are not given the opportunity to draw and write during play-time that often, so it is crucial for teachers to make the most out of writing lessons. According to NCTE / IRA‘s Standards for the English Language Arts (ELA), “Students [should] employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety [...]

By |April 16th, 2018|0 Comments

How to Teach 3D Shapes | 8 Practical Tips

Children learn about shapes, beginning with 2 dimensional (flat) shapes (circles, squares, triangles, etc.).  Then, once kids have a good grasp of 2 dimensional (2D) shapes, they can move on to learn about 3 dimensional (solid) shapes.  Learning about 3 dimensional (3D) shapes, opens up a new world to kids.  They become aware that not all shapes are created equal.  2D, and 3D shapes, have different attributes/features.  While 2D shapes have sides, and vertices (corners), 3D shapes have vertices, edges, and faces. Comparing [...]

By |March 12th, 2018|0 Comments
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