literacy

Preschool Checklist

Contributor: Randall Yoder | File type : Document

This document offers parents a way to assess their child's readiness for school. Your school may wish to adapt this list and share it with the parents of future students.Download this document no... Read More

Preparing the Preschooler for First Grade

Contributor: Randall Yoder | File type : Document

How should parents get their child ready to go to school? This document gives a range of readiness targets from cheerful obedience to jumping rope. Your school may wish to adapt this list and share it... Read More

Laying a Solid Pre-School Foundation

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Document

How should parents prepare their children for school (and life in general)? How does a school assess whether a child is ready to enroll in first grade? Jonas offers this list of preparation goals. ... Read More

Helping Struggling Readers

Contributor: Karen Yoder | Length : 5 | File type : Video

How do you help your struggling readers to gain confidence and proficiency? Martha Stoltzfus and Karen Yoder share their techniques. Martha suggests: 1. Writing stories on the board to help stud... Read More

Art: How We Teach It

Contributor: Rosanne Frey | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Rosanne Frey describes the art curriculum her school uses--and how she makes it work. The books are designed for homeschools, so many of the lesson plans don’t work in a classroom. Rosanne still r... Read More

Buzz Into a Good Book!

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

During Book Week, we had a lot of fun celebrating books and reading.  Mystery Readers visited classrooms to read to students. The entire school took time to read every day. Students participated ... Read More

Myths about Dyslexia

Contributor: Lynell Nissley | File type : Blog Post

Students with dyslexia see things backwards. This is the most common myth about dyslexia—that something is wrong with the eyes or the vision portion of the brain.  While legitimate vision problems... Read More

Oral Reading Rubric

Contributor: Yolanda Lichty | File type : Teaching Material

I try to work ahead towards report card time, but I am always frustrated that there are so many grades I am expected to take for which I have no concrete numbers. One of these is oral reading. As a re... Read More

T-Chart Venn Diagram

Contributor: Shalom Mennonite School | File type : Teaching Material

A printable combination Venn diagram/T-chart. ... Read More

Two-Circle Venn Diagram

Contributor: Shalom Mennonite School | File type : Teaching Material

A two-circle Venn diagram for use in your class.Download this document now or read it below.