Old-Fashioned Writing and Games
Last week while we were finishing reading class I allowed some students to pass the next 7 or 8 minutes by playing hangman on the chalkboard. Yes, I still like using the chalkboard. WOW! I was flabbergasted!!! First off, some . . .
Rhyming Goes Hand-in-Hand with Reading
In Title 1 Reading classes, we have been working on rhyming words or phrases. It seems as though many parents do not realize how important this skill is to become a good reader. Rhyming is somewhat of a . . .
Dragon Masters in 5th-Grade Reading
My fifth-grade Title 1 Reading class has recently begun reading a series called the Dragon Masters. This is a series of books about boys and girls who get to become a dragon master by learning how to communicate with . . .
I want to take this opportunity to stress the importance of keeping your child reading even when school is on a holiday break. Most young readers need to practice reading every day to keep their reading level at or above grade . . .
New Year, New Ideas, and a New Face
My Title 1 Reading classroom has seen big changes at the start of this school year. I have a new aide to introduce: Mrs. Melody Dickerson has joined me in my classroom. She is helping me with our classroom activities. We . . .