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

Remember to STAR: Honing Communication Skills in Reading Class

Contributor: Bethany Peachey | Length : 5 | File type : Video

In reading class, students practice the reading skills that allow them to spend time in a book all by themselves. But reading is not merely a private affair. How can you make reading class an opportun... Read More

Helen, or Temper and Its Consequences with Study Guide

Contributor: Edward Lake | File type : Book

Who is your neighbor? This 1868 novel by Mrs. George Gladstone explores the themes of love of neighbor and self-control. The accompanying study guide queries students' comprehension of the themes and ... Read More

Bookworm Reading Tracker Theme

Contributor: Karen Nolt | File type : Curricular

With this classroom theme, students write a bit about books they have read on a worm segment. Karen has each student tell the class about the book before adding their segment to the bookworm. A pat... Read More

Teaching Phonics

Contributor: Andrea Schrock | Length : 44 | File type : Audio

Come learn about the important parts of phonics. What is phonics and why do children need to learn them?

Strong and Brave, Lesson Plan 1

Contributor: Karen Nolt | File type : Teaching Material

In this lesson plan, fifth grades begins their study of CLE Grade 5 Reading. Download this document now or read it below. ... Read More