I'm in an under-performing school. We have a lot of pressure on us over standardized test scores for Reading this year. Anyone else?
I thought this was funny! https://www.facebook.com/EnglishTeaching101/videos/2455639477982152/?v=2455639477982152
Do you guys remember the Book It program when you were younger? Where you'd get a Pizza Hut personal pizza for reading a certain number of books? Do programs like that still exist?
I use Tailor-ED.com for math, and now they are laughing an ELA beta program on Jan. 12. It's great for differentiating instruction. You can apply on their site. Sign up is free!
What's that one book that you'll never forget from your childhood or that made you a reader? What are your students' favorites today?
Do you still put your students in traditional reading groups? I would like new ways to group students for reading that is not "tracking" them.
We have ordered books from Scholastic for many years, but I was recently approached by an Usborne consultant. Does anyone have an opinion and/or can compare the two publishers? Thanks!
I am a life-long bibliophile. I think this is because my parents read books to me all the time. Do you think this is common anymore?
I work at a preschool that redirects disruptive students by giving them a book to calm down and regroup. Do you think this is a good practice or does it ultimately lead the student to see reading as punishment?
What do your students seem to struggle with the most: phonics/decoding skills, reading comprehension, fluency/stamina, or background knowledge? I know they all go hand in hand, but what's most lacking
Do any of your districts use any of Amplify, Wit & Wisdom, or American Reading Company for ELA curriculum resources? Our district is updating our materials and these are 3 we're looking at. Reviews?