Chalk & Apples
Every teacher knows that independent reading is important for students. Promoting a reading culture in your classroom is vital so that students gain the many advantages of reading books. As we get ready to celebrate NEA's Read Across America Day and National Reading Mo…
Reading books aloud is just as important in fifth grade as it is in earlier years. Fifth graders still need to experience listening to a fluent reader on a regular basis to help improve their own reading skills. To help you choose the perfect read aloud books for your clas…
Using fun reading websites can be a big motivator for students during reading centers. Students love practicing reading skills online since it often feels like fun instead of work. You'll love that many of these reading websites make it easy for teachers to set up and l…
Christmas is one of my favorite times to teach. I especially love sharing holiday picture books with my students. The challenge, though, is that by 4th or 5th grade, many of them have already read all of the classic Christmas favorites. Don't get me wrong, I love The P…
Scheduling is always one of the hardest parts of getting small groups and centers up and running. Whether it's speech, an intervention, gifted classes, or special education services, as important as all of these pull out programs are, they do make it tough to find a ti…