Literacy consultants Matt Glover and Kathy Collins introduced us to writing-focused read-alouds, a cornerstone of early childhood writing instruction. A writing-focused read-aloud is simply a read-aloud with strategic pauses where we help students notice strategies and decisions authors and illustrators make. Here's a recorded example from a school visit.
The Partnership often provides you with these handouts at the beginning of the school year to help you acquaint families with your classroom procedures and expectations, but it may be helpful to share them again during e-learning days—especially with families who are coming to you with questions about why their children's spelling is so bad, or why math looks so different than when they were in school.
Using what they know as both math educators and parents, Ryan and Courtney Flessner reflect on five ways families can support young mathematicians at home, during e-learning and beyond.
If you're looking for math games and activities that families can easily do at home, Ryan and Courtney Flessner have you covered! Here's a sampling of what they've been tweeting from their own home.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges and opportunities for educators. Here we've provided some ideas for how teachers can use a videoconferencing tool such as Zoom in a meaningful way in the short-term.
How can you make visitors' time in your class resemble what you do with students on a daily basis? We have suggestions.