Category Archives: Reading strategies

They don’t need no stink’n textbooks!

Are textbooks an obstacle to learning? By Benjamin.Stern In “We Don’t Need No Stink’n Textbooks,” Tom Whitby convincingly argues that textbooks are as obstructive to learning as they are ubiquitous in American classrooms. He suggests that most teachers’ inability to

They don’t need no stink’n textbooks!

Are textbooks an obstacle to learning? By Benjamin.Stern In “We Don’t Need No Stink’n Textbooks,” Tom Whitby convincingly argues that textbooks are as obstructive to learning as they are ubiquitous in American classrooms. He suggests that most teachers’ inability to

Crafting New Lessons with Common Core

How to Adapt Lessons to Common Core State Standards by AskaTeacher Posted: May 17, 2012 in classroom management, education reform, Tech ed Tags: common core, lesson plans Common Core standards–adopted in 46 states Common Core State Standards, proposed by the National

Crafting New Lessons with Common Core

How to Adapt Lessons to Common Core State Standards by AskaTeacher Posted: May 17, 2012 in classroom management, education reform, Tech ed Tags: common core, lesson plans Common Core standards–adopted in 46 states Common Core State Standards, proposed by the National

8 Keys to Phonemes Awareness Success

Reading time 1-2 mins. Want to develop effective readers? The Most Effective Phonemic Awareness Instruction includes 8 simple keys to success.  Start early.   Preschool or Kindergarten is best. Teaches a maximum of 2 phonemic components at a time.  More

8 Keys to Phonemes Awareness Success

Reading time 1-2 mins. Want to develop effective readers? The Most Effective Phonemic Awareness Instruction includes 8 simple keys to success.  Start early.   Preschool or Kindergarten is best. Teaches a maximum of 2 phonemic components at a time.  More

Phonemic Awareness – The Ugly Stepsister?

In some primary classrooms today there is a strong focus on Phonics instruction. I have seen numerous preschool and kindergarten programs that have swapped out phonemic awareness instruction for longer time on phonics, comprehension and writing. When talking with my

Phonemic Awareness – The Ugly Stepsister?

In some primary classrooms today there is a strong focus on Phonics instruction. I have seen numerous preschool and kindergarten programs that have swapped out phonemic awareness instruction for longer time on phonics, comprehension and writing. When talking with my

Training Teachers on a Friday Afternoon

Who’s idea was it to train 100 teachers on a Friday afternoon? Ever since the district budget cuts teacher trainings have been difficult.  In the past, we provided snacks and drinks for the participants to help maintain their attention during

Training Teachers on a Friday Afternoon

Who’s idea was it to train 100 teachers on a Friday afternoon? Ever since the district budget cuts teacher trainings have been difficult.  In the past, we provided snacks and drinks for the participants to help maintain their attention during