April is National Poetry Month!
This is a "poetry calendar" that can hang in a classroom during April (poetry month). Every day, the teacher can read a poem to the students, and then post it on the calendar for them to go back and review later. A very cute idea to celebrate poetry month in the classroom.
Free Reading Comprehension and Reading Fluency Trials For Teachers, Parents & Tutors
Reading has never been so fun and engaging! Kids boost fluency by reading repeatedly and chorally with blues, jazz, rock and hip-hop musicians. Fluency videos are followed by 4 levels of interactive comprehension activities. It's fun, effective, engaging, and is sure to be a hit in every classroom and home. Trials are free and last a month. Give it a try!
Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits
ABC Order Lesson~ Try word stick centers. Write groups of words on Popsicle sticks, place each set of sticks in a separate container, and then have students sort words before writing them in the correct order. Use with sight words, spelling lists, or words with similar spellings to challenge fast finishers. Check out the pictures and many more great ideas at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits!
ABCs with Mrs. B
Students work with their thinking partners in the classroom! During turn and talk opportunities, the teacher tells peanut butter or jelly to go first. This helps the more outgoing kiddos to listen and encourages the quiet ones to share their ideas. Can be used during any subject and partners can easily be switched!