I was a student teacher in a Massachusetts elementary school, and it took me awhile to figure out the correlation between the pencil and hallway behavior. If I replied, "Yes, you should bring a pencil," the walk to my classroom took 15 minutes and involved a lot of disruptions, student squabbles, drifting students and other various misbehaviors. As a student teacher, I was very focused on keeping order and creating a challenging learning environment. If I replied, "No, you don't need a pencil today," the walk to my classroom took about five minutes, even with a stop at the drinking fountain.
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Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade.
Our systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development ELD, ELL, ESL.
Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children. Our low-cost membership program expands the free content you already enjoy to include delightfully animated songs, mathematics, and reading activities spanning pre-k to 2nd grade.
Your child will have fun learning essential reading and math skills through exploration! Your membership fee ensures that we can continue to provide Classic Starfall free of charge and offer low-cost, high-quality, educational resources to classrooms. Our methodology motivates children in an atmosphere of imagination and play.
The teacher-guided and child-directed nature of our curriculum products ensures English language learners and struggling readers learn alongside their peers.
The Starfall Website is a program service of Starfall Education Foundation, a publicly supported nonprofit organization, c 3.A significant body of research links the close reading of complex text—whether the student is a struggling reader or advanced—to significant gains in reading proficiency and finds close reading to be a key component of college and career readiness.
Speaking & Listening Skills for ELLs. (ELLs), speaking and listening may be much easier than reading and writing. For others, however, the challenge of speaking in front of classrooms, reading out loud, or making a presentation in front of the class can be overwhelming.
25 Oral Reading Strategies That Cross Proficiency Levels. Guides.
Education World wants to help you turn your students into the best readers possible. To do that, we have compiled the "Reading Room" a huge list of articles and activities designed to help you teach reading. Reading aloud is an important skill, but it can be all too easy for us to allow this activity to become mundane and detached by repeatedly conducting “popcorn reading” or simply reading aloud to the class and asking students questions.
Teacher Preparation and Comprehension Strategies Instruction. Cognitive Domains and Questioning Strategies outlines sample questions for various levels of understanding; Comprehension Ideas from The Reading Lady; Directory of Reading Strategies includes 21 classroom instructional strategies to enhance reading comprehension.
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