Classroom Throwback: Hands-on Linking Verbs and Helping Verbs

Teaching grammar to young students can be a daunting task. As much as I love English literature and grammar, I realize that it is hard to make grammar lessons fun and interesting for young children. When I was teaching fourth grade, I was teaching … Read More

The Human Side of Teaching: Hard-To-Like Students

A great article on how to deal with hard-to-like students and giving them a second chance. In my personal teaching experience at the elementary level, a hard-to-like student usually has a hard-to-like parent or parents standing behind them. Children will act a certain way based … Read More

Computer Word Sorts: Using PDF Forms in your Literacy Center

Technology has always been an important part of my classroom. As curriculum requirements increased, it became difficult to find time for my students to use the computer. I wanted to engage them in activities that went beyond playing educational games and doing research on the … Read More

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