June 28, 2016

🏊🏾 🏄🏽 🚴

I hope your summer is heating up 🏊🏾 🏄🏽 🚴 and that everyone is winding down from the school year!   Even though it is summer, if you are like me there is still part of the brain on school.  That being said this is a great video for teaching students  to explain their thinking in a safe and empowering way!

  Happy Teaching!


June 27, 2016

Monday's Quote!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

Thanks Dr. Seuss!



Happy Teaching,

June 20, 2016

Monday's Quote!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!





Happy Teaching,

June 13, 2016

Monday Quote for you!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!





Happy Teaching,

June 6, 2016

Monday's Quote

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!






Happy Teaching,

June 1, 2016

End of the year special...just for you!

Hello everyone!

Summer is almost here, yahoo!
Before you close up your classroom for the year, check out this end of the year deal from Fun To Teach!
Click here for this great deal!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LWUNZMWRight now on Amazon you can download our Multiplication 5 minute timed test package with all factors 0-12 for just 99¢.  

 

That's right!  Only .99¢

 

Click here for this great deal!  

Hurry, this price won't last long (Usually $4.00).  Please leave a review!

Happy Teaching!
Lori

May 30, 2016

Monday Quote

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!






Happy Teaching,

May 23, 2016

Quote for you this fine Monday!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!






Happy Teaching,

May 16, 2016

Monday's Quote

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!


The more that you read,
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
The more places you’ll go.




Happy Teaching,

May 2, 2016

iPad Apps

Hi everyone,
I have been exploring some new apps for my iPad. I will be sharing some of them here in the next few days. 


Irregular Verbs Fun Deck

If you have a moment, check this one out. Irregular Verbs Fun Deck is an app using colorful flashcards to work on irregular past tense. These are simple and fun which the kids love!
Click here to check out this fun app Irregular Verbs Fun Deck



Happy Teaching

Happy Monday! Here is a quote for you!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!





Happy Teaching,

April 25, 2016

Monday's Quote!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!





Happy Teaching,

April 22, 2016

Friday Freebie!


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplying-by-8-Math-Games-and-Lesson-Plan-28642Multiplying by 8 - Multiplication Math Games and Lesson Plans


Check out this 26-page package freebie that focuses on multiplying by 8. Teaching elementary students to multiply is quick and effective when students practice their multiplication facts with these fun and engaging reproducible multiplication games, lesson plans and activities.

This package includes 5 Math Games:
*Multiplying by 8
*Match It Up!
*Concentration
*Multiplication Bingo
*Flash Card Bingo

ALSO INCLUDED:
*Homework Black lines
*Timed Tests
*Score Graphs


Each multiplication game includes game boards, cards, practice sheets, a 5 minute-timed test and graph for efficient assessment.

Also included are 5 black lines, which can be used to differentiate your instruction, as seat work or sent home as homework. Flash cards also come in this packet.


These games are effective ways to reach and teach your English language learners and at risk students. Differentiate your elementary instruction with this great 26-page multiplication game and activities.

Please follow me and don't forget to rate this product!
Check out our blog for more great ideas!



Click here to download this freebie!

April 18, 2016

Monday's Quote

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!

 
Happy Teaching,

Today's Quote for you!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!

 
Happy Teaching,

April 8, 2016

Quote for you!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.
Here is today's!

 

Happy Teaching,

April 2, 2016

Quote for you!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.
Here is today's!


 














Happy Teaching,

March 26, 2016

Quote for today!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.
Here is today's!


 
Happy Teaching,

March 25, 2016

Friday Freebie

Hello everyone!
It is Friday and time for a fun freebie!

Get ready to have fun practicing colors with this great colorful game board and color cards. This 2 page kindergarten packet includes a gameboard and color cards for endless fun and color name practice. 


Click here to download this freebie!

This kinder unit will definitely get your students motivated to learn through hands on activities that are so much FUN! 


Click here to download this freebie!

Happy Teaching!



March 24, 2016

Fun To Teach Spring Sale!




Hello everyone!
Spring is here!

It is time to get inspired and Teachers Pay Teachers is the place to find your inspiration!


Fun To Teach is having a 20% off spring sale right now.  

Pop over to the Fun To Teach Store and stock up on products that will inspire you and ignite your teaching!

Check out some of our best selling products!
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Happy spring!

Happy Teaching! 

Lori
Happy Teaching! Lori

March 19, 2016

Quote for you!


Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.
Here is today's!








Happy Teaching,

March 18, 2016

Friday Freebie

The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense freebie Verb Game
This fun and effective freebie grammar game, The 3 sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs games and grammar activities are engaging and enjoyable ways for children to practice using The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs.

This free game packet contains some of the great games/activities found in our original game packet. 


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-3-Sounds-of-ed-Past-Tense-freebie-Verb-Game-469505

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-3-Sounds-of-ed-Past-Tense-freebie-Verb-Game-469505This package consists of :
*GAME BOARD
*GAME CARDS
*WORD CARDS
*NUMBER CARDS

These grammar based games with lesson plans and activities give students the opportunity to practice English vocabulary and language skills in a fun and relaxing setting. As students play these engaging games they naturally transfer skills they learn in class!

Click here to download this freebie!

Happy Teaching!

March 14, 2016

Everyday with ELLs!


Teacher See Teacher Do

Hello everyone,



April over at Teacher Say Teacher Do has a great freebie to download and I wanted to share it with you!



She made a colorful visual one page reminder for teachers of the most effective strategies to use when working with second language learners.



Click here to go to her Teachers Pay Teachers store  and download your free copy today!




Happy Teaching! 

Lori

March 12, 2016

Quote for today!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.
Here is today's!

 
Happy Teaching,

March 11, 2016

Friday Freebie!

Hello everyone!
It is Friday and we have a great freebie for you today!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tongue-Twisters-Sample-Freebie-1327867
 Tongue Twisters Sample Freebie
Tongue Twisters Pronunciation Made Fun!

This sample freebie from our full Tongue Twister pack 48-page pronunciation unit has everything you need to sample what our full pack offers to teach students the correct pronunciation necessary to be academically successful in English.
The full pack of Tongue Twisters – Pronunciation Made Fun contains 30 traditional tongue twisters to help elementary students master English pronunciation! Wall posters and game cards are provided for your students to practice the sounds of English with these engaging tongue twisters.


Click here for this  great freebie!

In addition, our activities and ideas provide fun and interest so your students learn through hands-on experiences. This unit is ready to go to work for you!
Tongue Twisters – Pronunciation Made Fun has everything you need to teach students the correct pronunciation including black lines for the 30 traditional tongue twisters as wall posters, game/mobile cards and game boards
Each of the 30 tongue twisters has its own wall poster and game card. Practice English pronunciation with fun activities and game boards.

•WORD WALL CARDS
•GAME BOARDS
•GAME CARDS

Each tongue twister is printed on an individual wall poster (8 x 11 ½) and game/flash card. Simply copy, cut, and use.

Use this great English pronunciation package for kindergarten through 6th graders. Perfect for second language learners and speech students!

See all our great math and grammar games at www.funtoteach.com.

If you would like more great Tongue Twisters, download our complete pack!


 Click here for this great freebie!

Happy Teaching! 

March 7, 2016

St Patrick's Day Idioms


St Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!  
 I love using this holiday to teach about idioms!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Idioms-2271273 
What is an idiom?
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Idioms-2271273Idioms are words that don’t mean what they say!  They are usually a group of words, well known and used by native speakers of a language, that can’t be understood by the individual meaning of the words.


Why teach idioms?
Students develop a clear understanding of idioms with direct instruction, read-alouds, teacher modeling and student-centered activities.  According to readwritethink teaching idioms offers students the ability to further comprehend texts that contain metaphorical and lexical meanings beyond the basic word level.

Here is one way to teach idioms:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Idioms-2271273 
·      When presenting idioms to students, introduce a group of 4 to 5 idioms together.   It is best to group the idioms into a category, for  example; before St. Patrick’s Day teach idioms that use green in them!
·      Always use stories or relate personal conversations to introduce each idiom in context.
·      Use an Idiom Journal to record the idiom and it’s meanings.  Don’t forget a picture.
·      Practice by offering students a student centered activity.

Now you are on your way to teaching idioms!

 

I like these idioms for green!
·      Get or give someone the green light
·      Green with envy
·      Grass is always greener on the other side
·      To be green
·      Green thumb
·      Green around the gills


Here are some fun sites for idioms!
·      My English Teacher
·      Learn English


What are some of your favorite idiom activities!  I would love to hear about them.


Happy Teaching,

Apostrophes!

Apostrophes The Story of Bob and Muffin
by MKayMann.

March 5, 2016

Quote of the day!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.
Here is today's!


 
Happy Teaching,

February 27, 2016

Quote of the day!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.
Here is today's!


 
Happy Teaching,

February 20, 2016

Quote for today!

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.
Here is today's!


 
Happy Teaching,

February 10, 2016

Academic Language Part III

Hello everyone,
Here is part 3 of the post I wrote on Academic Language.  Although vocabulary is an important component, it is only one cog on the wheel we call Academic Language. Read on for more information on the components of Academic Language!

Academic language is  complex  and requires us to teach students the following
·      phonological features of English
·      vocabulary and word formation
·      rules (Lexical knowledge)
·      grammar
·      discourse
·      cognition. 


Here is a little more detail on each of these important areas:

·      Grammar comprises the correct use, rules, and understanding of the parts of speech, word classes, inflections, increasing word complexity, understanding complex sentence structures and syntax.
o   Modals
o   Past tense
 








For a great activity on phrasal verbs click here to go to my TPT store!  This activity teaches students phrasal verbs and their academic counterparts!
 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Formal-and-Informal-Language-413325

Discourse entails the ability to use words to organize knowledge and exchange ideas,
o   Structured sentence stems
o   Structured reply frames
o   Academic vocabulary word banks

·      


 

·      Cognition encompasses the mental action of thinking, understanding, learning and remembering.
o   Recognition of grammar to language function








Why is Academic Language Important?
ò The most important predictor of academic success for individual students.
ò Students who can use academic language are more likely to be successful in school and beyond. 

Gatekeepers that block the acquisition of academic language:
  Insufficient exposure to books
ò Insufficient exposure to people who use academic language
ò  Insufficient opportunities to use the language
ò Insufficient motivation to develop and use academic language
ò Insufficient instruction including sufficient and corrective feedback to acquiring academic language  

In summary, I found that academic vocabulary is just a small part of the intricate concept of Academic language and that these two words should not be used interchangeably.   

I would love to hear your comments!

Happy Teaching,