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The Pearl Notes & Questions

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

This document supports the teaching of The Pearl by John Steinbeck with chapter-specific notes and discussion questions. Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

Ivan Ilyich Notes & Questions

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

This document supports the teaching of The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy with chapter-specific notes and discussion questions. Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

Blood Brothers Notes & Questions

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

This document supports the teaching of Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour with chapter-specific notes and discussion questions. Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

Guidelines for Oral Reading

Contributor: Christian Light | File type : Teaching Material

This booklet from Christian Light equips teachers to develop their students' oral reading skills. Topics covered include: oral reading skills, selecting materials, preparing and evaluating students, a... Read More

Language Arts Keywords

Contributor: Hans Neufeld | File type : Teaching Material

These illustrated cards reinforce terms that show up frequently in directions that first graders are asked to read by themselves. They were specifically made to accompany Language Arts 100 by Christia... Read More

Teaching Fluency through Choral Reading

Contributor: Anna Zehr | File type : Blog Post

One of my memories as a seven, eight, and nine-year-old involves reading to my little sister for hours at a time. Naomi was five years younger than I and must have been a remarkably patient listen... Read More

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 Reading Lists

Contributor: Anna Zehr | File type : Blog Post

During my childhood, my mother had a habit of regularly visiting the local library and bringing home stacks of books. When we finished reading these stacks, we turned to our bookshelves, because m... Read More

Enjoying Oral Reading

Contributor: Carolyn Martin | File type : Blog Post

School prepares our students for life in the adult world. So why bother with oral reading beyond first or second grade? Most students can read faster silently than orally. Some students find oral ... Read More

Four Spring Read-Alouds for the Elementary Classroom

Contributor: Kendra Martin | File type : Blog Post

I realized that I never truly appreciated the change of seasons until I became a teacher and observed the children’s excitement grow with each new discovery of a new season approaching.  Their ... Read More