April FUN-Filled Learning!
April is nearly here and we are geared up for some fun spring-filled learning! This month we are keeping it rigorous and FUN! The following April
Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies: Asking Questions & QAR Strategy
Asking questions before, during, and after reading comes very naturally to skilled readers, but for struggling readers, this skill can be just the opposite. Asking questions of varying depths is arguably the most important reading
Teach Reading Comprehension Skills Using Short Films
I love using short films to teach reading comprehension skills, and my students love watching them! Why do I love using them? Show a short film and students are engaged! Visual learners and students who typically struggle with reading comprehension, including English language learners (ELLs), have greater success practicing comprehension skills with shorts. Most shorts do not have dialogue, they're all action. My students, regardless of their level of language proficiency, "get" the lesson…
Close Reading Toolbox Freebie! | The TpT Blog
I have a list a mile long of new ideas that I can't wait to try out for next year. My first one?!?! Close Reading Toolboxes...
4 Major Benefits of Close Reading
FREEBIE! Get started with close reading using this printable and digital graphic organizer. Download your copy today! #freeprintable #closereading #readingcomprehension
Draw-A-Stickman: A great therapy/teaching tool!
Guest Blogger: Ashley Robinson My name is Ashley Robinson and I work on the AT team under Jim's guidance. Jim did not sign on for a brand new clinician, but he has taken me under his wing and is teaching me the ropes. I really couldn't have done it without him and my supervisor Ruth Morgan (check out her blog at http://chapelhillsnippets.blogspot.com/). Jim has graciously welcomed me to guest blog about my experiences with technology as a speech language pathologist and tech specialist. This…
Interactive Notebooks: Informational Texts (Simply Secondary)
One of the biggest struggles in Literacy classrooms can sometimes be incorporating informational texts into literary units. Another struggle, getting students to read on level. Another struggle, getti
Reading Response Task Cards
Reading response task cards for elementary students. Your second grade or third grade student will love responding to these response questions to texts they are reading in school. These reading response questions are differentiated and leveled so students
Teaching Students to Comprehend Nonfiction
Reading nonfiction texts can be overwhelming for students, especially when it comes to a topic they are unfamiliar with at a reading a level that is even slightly above theirs. With a push to read
8 Wordless Shorts to Target Language - Activity Tailor
Using wordless shorts in language therapy gives you so many options and your clients will LOVE it! Links to the best wordless shorts I've found.
The Best 3rd Grade Anchor Charts for Your Classroom
Looking for 3rd grade anchor charts? We put together some of our favorites to use in your third grade classroom this year!
Author's Purpose Game
This is a hands-on game your students can play with a partner or small group to practice identifying the author's purpose for a writing a piece. It includes 27 book descriptions. Students must determine whether the author's purpose for writing the book or article was to persuade, inform, or entertai...
5 Easy Spring Activities for Learning at Home — Alleah Maree
Oooh, springtime! It’s here! Can you feel it where you are?! That warm spring air, the fresh blooms all over, all the rainbows, creepy crawlies, and fluffy spring trees…the new beginnings of spring are so full of hope! This year, I know the routines of a lot of parents and teachers are super diffe