How-To Strengthen Student Listening Skills with Podcasts

  Podcasts are a great way to help strengthen student listening skills. Podcasts are audio (and sometimes video) recordings similar to a radio program or television episode. A wide range of organizations and individuals host podcasts and share their thinking around a topic through this medium. You can access podcasts through iTunes and the Podcast app…

6 Reasons to Use WriteReader with K-5 Student Authors

Earlier this year I shared WriteReader – a fantastic web-based platform that works through your Chrome browser. WriteReader is an English Language Arts and ELL early literacy designed for K-5 student authors. With WriteReader children can become student authors by creating their own books while learning how to read and write. The phonics supports built into this tool is…

How-To Build Stronger Writers & Readers with Authentic Research Projects

Are you looking to create authentic research projects for students? With Frontier, students lead their own learning by selecting a research topic that most interests them and is aligned to their individual reading level. Students can explore topics they’re passionate about as they dive into reading and writing projects. Frontier provides students with diverse online resources to support their research. These resources…

4 Ways to Use ThinkCERCA’s Election-Focused Graphic Organizers

Are you looking to incorporate the presidential election into your lessons? You’ll want to check out the totally free, printable graphic organizers from ThinkCERCA! Earlier this month I had the chance to preview ThinkCERCA’s special Teach the Elections tips and resources for teachers. ThinkCERCA is an online literacy platform for teaching critical thinking through argumentative writing and they’ve created a set of…