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Dec
21
2013

Puppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling

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                                                                                                                                    PUPPETS! Puppets can be a great way to encourage children to invent stories. You can purchase them or make sock or paper bag puppets at home. Your local library should have some interesting craft books on a variety of puppets that kids can create. Use a large box to make and decorate a puppet theater, or …Related Posts:What Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy?The 40 Best iPad Apps for Young Learners Paint Me a Poem: Poems Inspired [...]

Nov
13
2011

Your Child’s Writing Life

Guest Post by Dawn Little Literacy Toolbox Review: Your Child’s Writing Life: How to Inspire Confidence, Creativity, and Skill at Every Age Pam Allyn’s Best Book for Boys was published in May and now her latest, Your Child’s Writing Life (Penguin, 2011) is out.  Her boys book was written for educators, but I found a lot of …Related Posts:Ways To Raise a WriterPuppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling Essay writing tipsMinimal Marking: A Humane and [...]

Nov
6
2011

How to Engage Students

How to Engage Students 1.  Practice your stand-up routine. It doesn’t matter if they are six or sixteen, everyone loves to laugh.  Try to interject some humor into your lessons. 2.  Use a variety of technology.  You are teaching to children that have been spoon fed mass media from an early age.  Accept this, keep up with …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessThe 10 School Supplies No Child Should Be WithoutTips for the [...]

Aug
9
2011

What Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy?

Guest Post By: Susan Case Cure a Kinder Teacher’s Pet Peeve  What is your five-year-old’s favorite word? Their name! Help them learn how to print it with only the first letter capitalized. Many children enter kindergarten knowing how to print their name – but it is in all caps. This is frustrating to the teacher because she must …Related Posts:Puppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling Ways To Raise a WriterThe 40 Best iPad Apps for [...]

Sep
16
2010

More Tips For Parents of Primary Grade Writers

When my first grade class first comes into my room in the morning, a mob of quivering little people surround me in breathless anticipation, jostling for position in order to be the first to relay a nonstop staccato rendition of all the details of their lives, and all the news about everyone else that they …Related Posts:Puppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling Your Child’s Writing LifeHow to Engage StudentsWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy?Ways To Raise [...]

Mar
21
2010

Ways To Raise a Writer

Ways to Raise a Writer:  If you want your child to write, motivate him with a designated area and his own special tools and materials.  Put together a “Writer’s Box” with the items listed below and designate a quiet place with a good solid writing surface somewhere in the house as, “The Writer’s Corner.”   Stock the Box …Related Posts:Your Child’s Writing LifeWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy?How To Memorize Spelling WordsPuppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling [...]

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