Teaching kids drawing and modeling

A with expert Nanci Bell, director of Lindamood-Bell Teaching kids drawing and modeling Processes. Find out what works with children who have weaknesses in concept imagery or symbol imagery.

Reading Rockets helps parents and teachers address the aftermath of natural disasters with children through reading and books. These 27 identified evidence-based teaching practices have been shown through scientific research to be effective when implemented correctly with students with ASD. A veteran reading teacher shares takeaways from her ‘Teachers as Readers’ learning group. What teachers need: enough time to teach language arts, well-stocked classroom libraries, student input, and meaningful professional development.

Teaching experience supports a multi-sensory instruction approach in the early grades to improve phonemic awareness, phonics, and reading comprehension skills. Multi-sensory instruction combines listening, speaking, reading, and a tactile or kinesthetic activity. Children’s picture books about autism can be a valuable resource for teachers in inclusive classrooms attempting to teach awareness, empathy, and acceptance among students. This article provides instructional tips for educators and offers suggestions for using children’s picture books about autism to encourage positive, inclusive instruction. A veteran teacher describes how she used visualization, Google images, video, and Skype to build background knowledge and enrich her students’ classroom read aloud of a fiction book about ospreys in the UK. Effective IR programs require active teacher engagement, time, a broad range of leveled texts, talk around texts, and differentiated instruction. The benefits are well worth it: increased student achievement, motivation, and a love of reading.

This article explains how to create and use a daybook in the literacy classroom. Readers learn what a daybook is, how the daybook in one fourth and fifth grade classroom is structured, and how students in this classroom use that daybook during reading instruction to engage, record important information, and discuss a text. For years, the field of reading education has been engaged in thinking about best practices. Explicit instruction in vocabulary, rereading and using digital textbooks to motivate children’s reading are among some of these updated best practices. Those in the reading community are urged to consider best practices, and how we may promote their uses, with high fidelity in classroom instruction. Is your school using the new Common Core standards?

This is a big change for students — and their parents. Get to know the four “anchors” of the Common Core writing standards and simple things you can do at home to help your child build skills in all of these areas. Get to know what the four main areas of the Common Core reading standards mean and simple things you can do at home to help your child build skills in these areas. From activating prior knowledge to exploring language to capturing character, discover ten ways to integrate poetry into your language, reading, and writing lessons. Flipped Classrooms and Flipped Lessons: What Does It Mean for Parents? Your child may be at a school where they are using an approach called “flipped classroom” or “flipped lesson. If so, keep reading to find out more about the concept, and three ways that you can support flipped learning at home.