Creating and using common behavioral and academic language across grade levels within our schools increases success and accessibility through repetition and consistency. SIOP has taught us that visual cues provide needed support… Continue reading "Using Common Icons in Seesaw"
Holding kids accountable for their reading at home (or even in class) is always a challenge. Kids are getting better and better at “fake reading” and are often unfocused. Even… Continue reading "Supporting Independent Reading with Book Talks"
I assign a discussion questions daily for my students to answer in our “morning work” time before specials. The purpose is to get students writing, first thing in the morning, about… Continue reading "Using Seesaw as a Daily Journal"
Meaningful small group instruction time is a precious commodity in our classrooms. We turned sight word practice into an independent activity to reclaim some back. Using Seesaw, you can create… Continue reading "Sight Word Independent Practice with the iPad"
As many elementary teachers would agree, ReadWorks.org is an awesome resource. I never thought that it could get much better, but it has! ReadWorks has now gone digital! Using the… Continue reading "Going paperless with ReadWorks!"