Month: May 2014

ELA: Close Reading with Emergent Readers

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This year our elementary and middle school students have focused on close reading strategies to build perseverance and grit with complex text. However, it is a strategy even beginning readers can use!Close Reading with Emergent Readers

This morning I was afforded the opportunity to visit with the staff at Fredrick Post Kindergarten and share ideas for supporting emergent readers in the close reading of text. This seemed like a perfect fit for their current caterpillar and butterfly unit!

The resources from this morning are available in the shared Google Drive folder and are accessible to anyone. Also included are two example lessons using The Very Hungry Caterpillar and From Caterpillar to Butterfly.  Readworks.Org is also an excellent resource for informational text passages that can be used in the classroom.

Teacher Amanda Hartman on Vimeo:

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ELA: Mother’s Day

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What a busy week! Teacher Appreciation, School Nurse Day, and Mother’s Day all packed into one. Check out this video produced by HarperCollins Publishers. It features some of our students’ favorite authors thanking their moms!

HarperCollins also has a great collection of Mother’s Day books and resources on their Pinterest Board.