Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post
My first-graders enjoyed hosting a Reading Café where, instead of serving food, we served stories! This was a fun culmination to our reading classes. Each first-grader was to choose three sto... Read More
Contributor: Peter Goertzen | File type : Blog Post
As your school year ends, it’s a good time to think about how you can grow in preparation for next year. Reading, of course, is a valuable catalyst for growth. Last year, I wrote a post on summer re... Read More
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.
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Contributor: Melvin Lehman | Length : 2 | File type : Audio
You know that reading is a path of growth. But what kind of reading will benefit your teaching the most? Develop a plan, says Melvin, and read with intention.This clip is taken from Melvin... Read More
Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 61 | File type : Audio
Sometimes students can learn to express clearly articulated thoughts better in settings that are not formally called public speaking." We will consider ways to develop students' oral skills as they... Read More
Contributor: Chester Weaver | Length : 66 | File type : Audio
Stories are engaging, retention-helping, and humanizing. You will hear why stories are so valuable, be encouraged to do teacher story-telling, and experience stories!
Contributor: Yvonne King | Length : 7 | File type : Video
How does the Barton System enable small schools and tutors to improve students' fluency in reading and writing? Katie Groff and Yvonne King discuss the strengths of Barton and how their schools impl... Read More
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.
1. Writing stories on the board to help stud... Read More
Contributor: Yvonne King | File type : Curricular
Yvonne offers a list of books to consider with your elementary students.
Some of my favorite story time books for Grades 1-3:1-5. Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Far... Read More
Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Teaching Material
Betty Yoder's reading guide for Helen Keller by Margaret Davidson includes goals, objectives, instructions, and project ideas for use with second-grade class. Betty also includes helpful vocab definit... Read More