Teaching the kids

Enter the terms you teaching the kids to search for. This section is dedicated to teachers of primary children up to 12 years old. Find lesson plans, activities, stories and poems, articles and teaching tools to help you in your primary classroom. In this section you will find lesson plans, activities, stories, poems, songs and CLIL activities for teachers of young learners in the primary classroom.

This lesson plan for primary learners is about teachers and is ideal for celebrating World Teachers’ Day on 5 October. This lesson plan for primary learners aged 8-10 helps develop confidence in speaking skills. Tools for teachers to use in the primary, young learner and kids classroom. Make your own flashcards with our flashcard maker, download our useful posters or print off star charts. We have a fantastic new range of motivating and colourful classroom rules posters for your primary classroom. In this section you will find practical teaching articles for teachers working in the primary classroom. In this article, Wendy Arnold and Rosie Anderson explore ideas around developing writing skills with young learners.

Looking to improve your literacy instruction skills? Visit Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing, our self-paced online course on teaching reading and writing. Classroom Strategies Our library of effective, research-based strategies for print awareness, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. Reading Basics What you should know about print awareness, sounds of speech, phonemic awareness, phonics, informal assessment, fluency, vocabulary, spelling, writing, and text comprehension. The Common Core Learn more about the Common Core Standards, how they will shift English Language Arts teaching and learning, and find links to classroom and professional development resources. Reading 101 Course Our free, self-study online course — 9 modules on teaching the elements of reading and writing, plus guidance on informal assessment. You’ll also find resources on helping struggling readers.

Pre-K: Getting Ready to Read and Write This guide introduces parents, teachers and caregivers to the building blocks of early literacy, including the sounds of speech, print awareness, phonemic awareness and letters. Some kids have a disability that makes reading difficult to learn. Others come to school without the literacy experiences they need to become readers. Some children struggle because they’ve received poor or inadequate reading instruction. The more risk factors a child has, the more likely it is that he or she will encounter reading problems. What Else Matters in Teaching Reading In addition to an excellent reading curriculum, these factors play a critical role in helping students become strong readers: a teacher’s skill with classroom management, differentiated instruction, working with the students’ parents, and other interventions to help struggling readers.

Glossary Don’t know a morpheme from a phoneme? Find out what these and other words mean in this glossary of commonly used terms related to reading, literacy, and reading instruction. Our PBS Series: Launching Young Readers   These 30-minute programs feature top reading experts, best teaching practices, and how to support struggling learners in school and at home. Launching Young Readers Our award-winning PBS series all about reading.

Classroom Strategies Browse our library of effective teaching strategies. Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing Our self-paced online course for teachers. Target the Problem Pinpoint the problem a struggling reader is having and discover ways to help. Ready for Kindergarten What parents, teachers and child care providers need to know. Our Podcasts Watch or listen to our classroom video, author interviews and more. FAQs About Reading Real questions from parents and educators, answered by experts.

Create your own booklists from our library of 5,000 books! Contemporary bicycle education specialist advocate an alternative method for teaching bicycling that isolates some of the separate skills needed to bike ride. For an interactive children’s e-book on how to learn to ride a bike, click here. Just because a child is four years old doesn’t mean that they are “ready” to learn to ride a bike. This is often connected to a desire to bicycle, which may be connected to what siblings or peers are doing. For some kids this is three years old and  for some adults this is sixty-five years old — there is probably a cluster around ages four, five and six. You can put training wheels are a child’s bike, but this does more to make the “bicycle” ride-able at a younger age, than do anything teaches bicycling.