Kate DiCamillo’s book, Because of Winn-Dixie, is a favorite among many. Continue reading
This is probably one of the most simple, but useful things I’ve realized in my teaching experience so far: reading aloud to students is extremely important.
I’ll say it again, reading aloud to students is extremely important [my Diagnostic/Remedial Reading professor would be so proud!] Continue reading
The name ‘Tea Party’ doesn’t sound exceptionally promising, but this strategy actually has many useful components. Continue reading
This is a simple strategy, but one I selected because I like how it maps out not only the story, but the figurative language within it as well. Continue reading
When working on reading with students it is important to engage them in activities that encourage different ways of learning—visual, auditory, kinesthetic, etc. Continue reading
A big element of reading comprehension is based on prediction—if students can make good predictions about a text, (whether these predictions come true or not) they are able to have a deeper understanding of and connection with the text. Continue reading