Tag archives for writing

4 Steps to Teach Correct Pencil Grip

Good habits that begin in early years will last a lifetime—and holding a crayon or pencil correctly is a very important habit. Awkward grips can cause fatigue, cramping, and even pain—making writing difficult. This problem can be prevented. The foundation starts with general upper body strength and fine motor skill activities. Follow these four steps to teach proper grip. Read full article »

Summer Learning Links

The following links provide loads of fun games that promote summer learning! Reading Links: http://sqworl.com/bhntmh Research links: http://sqworl.com/o2eme8 Writing Links: http://sqworl.com/ziec06 ESL Links: http://sqworl.com/sc9rm4 Keyboarding Links: http://sqworl.com/k18gox Creative Projects Links: http://sqworl.com/husre4 Math Links: http://sqworl.com/6f44tt Spelling Links http://sqworl.com/2b2bba Brain Games (memory, auditory skills, processing, attention, etc.) http://sqworl.com/vlkpjg Enjoy Your Summer!! Read full article »

Educational Games

"We scoured the web for the best and most trustworthy educational games with the single goal of providing students, parents and teachers with the best interactive homework help the web has to offer!"  as it says on their website. Read full article »

EmPOWER: A Method for Teaching Expository Writing by Bonnie Singer and Anthony Bashir

This is a continuation of my other post.  Here are the first two steps that we have learned from the conference in Shanghai. EmPOWER: 1.  Evaluate What is this assignment asking me to do? __ Circle action words and underline key words that tell me what to do. How many parts will my paper need to have?    2.  make a Plan Look at what I circled Read full article »

Problem: “I don’t know!” Solution: Circle and underline

When presented with a written assignment, some students are often overwhelmed with the "wall of words", and when you ask them what they need to do, their answer most of the time is "I don't know."  One way to help them is to use the first step in the EmPOWER: A Method for Teaching Expository Writing by Bonnie Singer and Anthony Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!