Classroom, Elementary, High School, Junior High, Resources, school

Tips to Help Students Understand Written Materials

It can be extremely difficult for many students to understand what they’re reading. Teaching reading comprehension is a major focus in Language Arts as well as other subjects, and it’s something I’m continuously asked about. Trying to read through important information can be hard for students for many different reasons. Perhaps they don’t know how… Continue reading Tips to Help Students Understand Written Materials

Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High

8 Tips for Teaching Reading Comprehension

Sometimes teaching kids reading comprehension can be a challenge for us because it seems so much less concrete than other skills. Students can write out how they’ve solved an equation, build a model, or write us an essay because they’re tangible. However, it can be difficult to assess comprehension because so much of it is… Continue reading 8 Tips for Teaching Reading Comprehension

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 9

Hello friends! I've just finished reading chapter nine in Carol Ann Tomlinson's The Differentiated Classroom (we're getting closer and closer to the end). This chapter is titled How Do Teachers Make it All Work and delves further into the classroom management and organization side of differentiation. The chapter discusses how to get started with differentiation… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 9

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 6

Hello again, friends! I just finished chapter six in Carol Ann Tomlinson's The Differentiated Classroom and I'm here to keep you all updated! Last chapter discussed how teachers need to begin their planning for differentiating their classes and how important it is to remember exactly what students need to learn. Chapter six is titled Teachers… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 6

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 3

Chapter three in The Differentiated Classroom is titled Rethinking How We Do School - And For Whom. It was a little too common sense for me and didn't provide me with the type of information I came to this book for: specific differentiation strategies I can use in my own classroom. The chapter discusses the… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 3

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch.2

I wrote about beginning The Differentiated Classroom a couple of weeks ago and being excited to be able to encorporate ideas from it into my own classroom. The first chapter was an introduction to differentiation and also provided some real classroom examples of differentiation in practice, which I appreciated. Chapter two is titled Elements of… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch.2