Using Language Experience to Teach Reading and Prompts for Spring

The Language Experience Approach (LEA) is a powerful method for teaching reading that integrates various language skills in a meaningful context. By using students’ own language and experiences, LEA helps bridge the gap between spoken and written language, making reading more accessible and engaging. One of the key benefits of LEA is its ability to […]

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4 Ways to Use Building Blocks Such as Legos With Older Students

Who doesn’t enjoy playing with building blocks such as Legos? There is something both relaxing and stimulating about these simple structures. Seeing your creation come together is fun for all ages! Pulling out building blocks will hook your students and almost always guarantee engagement. Writing Precise Directions and Following Directions For this activity, all students […]

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Day In History: May 1-8

Present an event which occurred in history to your students each day. Develop background knowledge as you discuss the event. Use the free online resource to supplement your resource. In this blog post: Osama Bin Laden, Kentucky Derby, Freedom Riders, Cinco De Mayo, Henry David Thoreau, Palace of Versailles, Mount Everest May 1–May Day May […]

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Day In History April 25-30

A great way to develop background information on a variety of topics is to post an event from history for each day. Check out the events listed from each day April 25-30 and use the free online resources in this blog to supplement your teaching. April 25–Watson and Crick Watson and Crick formally announce they […]

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Day In History: April 17-24

Develop the background knowledge of your students by sharing a historic event from each day. This post gives you an event which occurred each day in history from April 17 to April 24. A corresponding free online resource is linked. Check out the following topics: Bay of Pigs, Paul Revere, Boston Marathon, Columbine, Red Baron, […]

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Day in History: April 1-8

Free online resources for each of these topics: April Fool’s Day, White House Easter Egg Roll, Pony Express, Maya Angelou, Helen Keller, Sacajawea, History of the Internet, Buddhism April 1–April Fool’s Day A day of practical jokes and pranks is held every April 1. Looking for April fools’ Pranks for kids? Check out 41 Genius […]

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Day In History: March 17-24

Free online resources for each of these topics: St. Patrick’s Day, History of the Railroad, Wyatt Earp, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Pocahontas, The Equal Rights Amendment, Patrick Henry, Harry Houdini March 17–St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks? Leprechauns? St. Patrick? St. Patrick’s Day is March 17. Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day book? Penguin […]

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Day In History: March 9-16

Free online resources for your classroom on each of these topics: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, Salvation Army, Richard Byrd, Truman Doctrine, K-9 War Dogs, Albert Einstein, Julius Caesar, and the Red Cross March 9: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal March 9, 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the first of his […]

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Day In History: February 23-28

Free online resources for your classroom on each of these topics: The Alamo, Japanese-American Internment, Muhammad Ali, World Trade Center, Mardi Gras, Branch Davidian Raid, February 23–The Alamo The siege of the Alamo begins February 23, 1836. Thealamo.org offers a variety of resources for the classroom. One interesting feature allows students to look at the […]

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Day In History: February 16-22

Ku Klux Klan, Missouri Compromise, Dust Storms, Iwo Jima, US Post Office, Malcolm X, Dolly the Lamb February 16 Ku Klux Klan Ten members of the Ku Klux Klan were arrested February 16, 1952. National Geographic has a short approximately 2 min video giving a brief history of the Ku Klux Klan. February 17 Missouri […]

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Day In History: February 8-15

Boy Scouts, Daylight Savings, Chinese New Year, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, Galileo, Valentine’s Day, Socrates February 8–Boy Scouts Incorporation of Feb. 8, 1910 on Boy Scouts of America A Popular Mechanics article published February 6, 2019 entitled “10 Wild Things You Didn’t Know About Boy Scout History” is a delightful collection of fun facts your […]

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Day In History: January 24-31

Winston Churchill, Winter Olympics, Amnesty International, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Eiffel Tower, Smithsonian Institute, Wright Brothers, Jackie Robinson January 24 Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A well-developed documentary is available from The People Profiles covering from […]

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