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Content Literacy In Science

Content Literacy in Science

When it comes to literacy,we often think of Language Arts but reading material is all around us. Last week I began discussing content literacy with a focus in math. There are many ways to infuse literacy in all subject areas to help imbed reading education throughout your daily lessons. One…

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Learning A Second Language, Part 1

When to start second language learning? Although experts have attested that introduction to a second language increases proficiency, studies suggest that the most efficient time to begin to learn a second language is anytime between first grade through middle school. Stephen Krashen, who introduces some of the most influential concepts…

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Summer Teacher Prep

Summer Teacher Prep

My son's first word was "Fish", because I brought him to my classroom after school got out for the summer, and he was entranced with the fish tank. As a teacher, I was excited to spend more time with my family and relax over vacation, but I was also a…

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It’s Flag Day

Flag Day, June 14, is a day to honor and learn about the "Stars and Stripes." The American flag has a colorful history and interesting evolution. Flag Day recognizes the June day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United…

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Content Literacy In Math

Content Literacy in Math

As educators, we are aware of the importance of proper literacy skills our students need to acquire within their time spent in our classrooms. Teachers across the entire curriculum spectrum realize that they are responsible for producing learners who possess the literacy skills needed for the 21st Century. Literacy is…

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Making Writing Communicative

Students will focus on making their writing more communicative when they know the audience that they are writing for. Accordingly, children have an opportunity to share their writing with other students during the publishing stage of the writing process. Create a blog, so students can share their writing through the…

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