Pre-Reading 101: Strategies to Get Your Students Ready for the Story

Contributor: Sharon Yoder | Length : 10 | File type : Video

Many teachers lean heavily on post-reading questions to enable students to evaluate literature. Too often, suggests Sharon, we skip over pre-reading exercises. She shares pre-reading activities that p... Read More

Recommended Book Series for Elementary

Contributor: Anna Zehr | File type : Curricular

From two elementary teachers, this list suggests series that provide your child with material to grow into reading. The list is in progress; download the file and edit it to fit your situation. D... Read More

Must-Reads Book List

Contributor: Anna Zehr | File type : Curricular

The compilers chose for this list books recognized as timeless classics, or books that form values or expand the minds of readers. Books listed in the preschool through lower elementary sections can b... Read More

Teaching Fictional Elements in the Reading Class

Contributor: Sharon Yoder | Length : 58 | File type : Audio

In elementary grades, it is easy to overlook the fictional elements of story. We tend to focus only on the important skills of comprehension and word building. This breakout is designed to aid your re... Read More

Making the Pen Mightier than the Sword

Contributor: Carol Burkholder | Length : 58 | File type : Audio

The metonymic adage “the pen is mightier than the sword” is rarely true without some purposeful effort. How can we make our writing and the writing of our students more effective? This session will ... Read More

Why Teach Pilgrim’s Progress

Contributor: Carol Burkholder | Length : 57 | File type : Audio

Geared toward middle school and high school, this session examines reasons for and methods of teaching Pilgrim’s Progress.

Building Writing Skills

Contributor: Anna Zehr | Length : 57 | File type : Audio

How can we prepare our students for the academic writings skills they will need to use in the upper grades? This breakout will offer tools for teaching students to write sentences, paragraphs, and rep... Read More

3 Components for a Successful Reading Class

Contributor: Sharon Yoder | Length : 62 | File type : Audio

This breakout will look at three components of teaching reading. First, we will consider a teacher’s purpose for the reading class. Next, we will address student preparation for an effective reading ... Read More

Grammar and Composition Test 8 Handout

Contributor: Lucy Miller | File type : Teaching Material

This quiz tests students' understanding of literary devices, including similes, metaphors, and hyperbole. Answer key on page 2. Download this worksheet now or read it below. ... Read More