Lesson Plan Pack
Engagement Strategies reference page - perfect to have out during planning! From Teacher Trap's "Lesson Plan Pack."
Hand, Pair, Share | Falling into First
Hand, pair, shares! They’re popular in our classroom. Since last year our district has been engaging us in lots of SIOP professional development, which has led me to adding a few different engagement hooks in my lessons. Hand pair share is one of them I thought I’d share with yall’ tonight. I like them because […]
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Turn and Learn
When I started teaching, I struggled to authentically engage my kindergarten students. I followed the typical "I do..we do..you do" lesson structure, but I didn't feel like my students were making genuine connections with the material. So I sought out feedback, and an overwhelming number of people and resources suggested implementing Turn and Talks to generate student engagement. I began planning thoughtful, meaningful questions for my students to "Turn and Talk" about, with excellent…
Teaching With Style!
A blog for teachers who love fun lessons, lots of freebies, and tons of style! Follow me on my adventures as I teach in Hawaii!
Read Aloud: How To Read a Story, Interactive Read Aloud Lesson Plans
Interactive Read Aloud: How To Read a Story. Includes everything you need for 3 readings of this book. A planner, sticky note printables, reading connection worksheet and activity.
5 Ways to Make Partner Talk Effective and Productive
Partner talk is a proven strategy to promote oral language development, increase student engagement, and deepen their understanding of the content. Here are a few tips to make partner talk successful in your classroom.
Discussion Strategies and Accountable Talk in the Classroom
Use discussion Strategies and accountable talk to give all students the opportunity to share and engaged in classroom discussions and conversations. Go beyond "Turn and Talk."
ChatterPix Kids - by Duck Duck MooseChatterPix Kids is a free iPad app that you and your students can use to turn pictures into talking pictures. To create a talking picture just snap a picture with your iPad or import a picture from your iPad’s camera roll.
3 Ways to Think-Pair-Share Differently
Think-Pair-Share does not have to be the only strategy that you use in your classroom to engage students and assess them! Check out these 3 strategies to help your students think-pair-share differently!
BRIGHT Ideas for Peer Teaching! - Miss DeCarbo
Hi friends! I’m excited to be part of this month’s Bright Ideas Link Up! Today, I’m sharing some easy tips and tricks to facilitate peer teaching and partner discussion in your classroom. As many of you know, oral language is on my heart this year! Getting my students to communicate effectively with one another through […]