Genre Writing: A way to organize your literature curriculum: Genres. "Knowledge of different genres gives students useful schemata-frameworks for understanding born of prior knowledge and experience-for story types" (Lynch-Brown, Short, & Tomlinson, p.
Why I Don't Use Literature Circles in High School... And What I Do Instead
I remember Lit Circles in the grade &, like most group work, some kids did the work & some did not. So this article helps address some of the problems with Lit Circles, without throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
This is a fabulous way to get your students to familiarize themselves with all the different areas in the classroom. Also a great first day of school (wasting time bc you're finished with the rules) idea. For Pre-K I would use pictures with words.
So cute for high school.This would be such an awesome lesson! Around valentines day, have students pick out a blind date with a book and then present their blind date to the class on Valentines Day! Still celebrating, but also learning.
Games for the classroom: FREE Read and retell game. Love this idea to pass the dice around the room and have 6 students roll and retell. or I could roll as the teacher and choose students to retell. This would also work great for small reading groups.