As part of the webinar, teachers were invited to submit questions. There is no way to answer all of them in this blog post, so I have picked a few. I will pick a few more questions for other posts in the future.
Here are some of the questions:
What do you do about kids who have trouble learning the alphabet?I love Reading Recovery. When I was a young teacher we had a Reading Recovery teacher at our school. About once a month, she would come to our grade level meeting and share some strategies that she used as part of the program. Now, let me say...Reading Recovery is a one on one program. So we have to do some tweaking to the strategies if we are going to make them work in the classroom setting. Here is how I adjusted the ABC Book:
2. Using the cover above and the abc pages, make each child a book. You will want to first do this with just a few children. Trying to do this with a large number of children can become overwhelming.(There is a link for this free resource at the end of this question.)
put them in a baggie.
4. Now it is time to read the book. If there is no picture, just skip the page. When they get to a page with a picture they point to the capital letter and say the letter, point to the lower case letter and say the letter, point to the picture and name it. If they are able to name one of the letters on the page with a sticky note, remove the sticky note. Put the sticky note on another page without a picture.
You can get the directions and the abc book pages here as a free download.
I want to know how you would suggest integrating readers theater in the lower grades.
When I write my reader's theater scripts, I make the different characters each have a different level of text. This allows me to make teams that work well together! It also puts some of your leaders in each group. And most importantly, all kids feel proud and successful!
Reader's Theater Bundle here.
How do you organize all of your props that you use throughout the year?
I follow your blog and love your resources. I have rearranged my room to have different zones. I was wondering what your schedule looks like.
I love your Simply Science units. Will there be more?
Yes! I started off thinking I could keep up with these! These require tons of research and thought. It's not something I can do when I'm tired or when the grandkids are around. I have to use all of my brain power. I'm hoping to have some more ready to go for next year! I have already written three units--The Scientific Method and Science Tools, The Sun and Other Stars, and The Moon.
What are your favorite free resources?
- There are sooooo many free resources available. There are free things all over social media--on blogs, pinterest, facebook, tpt.
- If you go to kindergals on facebook and click on the "like" button, you will be able to see a "fan freebee" folder. Click on the folder. There are lots of free things there.
- Click here to go to my free folder on tpt!
Will you post the link to the resources in today's webinar?Here are the resources I used to plan the webinar. You can click on the ima
These are the books that I used in the presentation. You can click on the title and it will take you to amazon.
If you didn't see your question, put it in the comments and it will get bumped to the top of the list for the next post!
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