Picture books can be powerful tools for teaching writing. Let's dive into some ways to use mentor texts to teach your students the art of writing small moments. Small moments are the heart and soul of narrative writing, and they help students focus on the details that make their stories come alive. … [Read more...] about Small Moments Mentor Texts
One of the most important skills we can teach our young students is how to make friends. Building friendships not only enhances their social development but also creates a positive and inclusive classroom environment. Using picture books in an interactive read-aloud lesson is a fantastic way to help … [Read more...] about Picture Books about Making Friends
One of my favorite strategies for engaging young minds and fostering critical thinking is the "asking questions" strategy. Encouraging students to ask questions not only stimulates their curiosity but also enhances their comprehension and analytical skills. One powerful tool I often utilize in … [Read more...] about Picture Books for Asking Questions
Do you become frustrated when students are upset because they do not want to share? Or, are you spending precious educational minutes reminding students to be kind to one another? Unfortunately, teachers spend much time handling aspects related to not wanting to share. Since this is a crucial … [Read more...] about How to Compromise with It’s Mine!
Honestly, it is natural for students to prioritize themselves. They’ve grown up learning to do things independently, such as brushing their teeth and putting away their clothes. So, it makes sense that they now need instruction on how important it is to consider the feelings of others. If they do … [Read more...] about Teaching Empathy with We’re All Wonders
Teachers spend hours upon hours trying to find ways to get students to be active in the classroom. Many times, only a few students are eager to participate. However, teachers want all students to share, discuss, and collaborate. This is why they are always looking for ways to create exciting, … [Read more...] about Engagement Strategies for an IRA