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Monday, March 30, 2015

Time to Flower


#1421 WONDER OF THE DAY:  
  "How Do Plants Know When to Flower?"

It's a question that scientists
study and discovering "why"could
lead to growing & improving
the foods needed to feed our families 


Simply click the LISTEN button to
have this or any Wonderopolis story
read aloud to you or your audience.



 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Raise a Reader

"What Not to Worry About
in Teaching Young Children to Read"

http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/19/what-not-to-worry-about-in-teaching-young-children-to-read/?smid=tw-share 

 

An essential "start" with preschoolers
is hearing and learning
speech sounds. 
This leads to association with
words and begins success in reading.  

 

Older kids must have "choice" &
be given time-to-read independently. 

Developing personal interests with
inviting reading materials is
"key" for every child.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Fluency Help-- Hooray!




(click link above & at the top for complete information
is a new offering.  It works
on Chromebook, PC, and Mac.  

Using it will allows you to share
reading passages with learners.  
Youth hear the passages "read aloud."


The text being read aloud
is highlighted to enable
youth follow along with the reading.

 This is an excellent tool to
add to any "teaching toolboxes!"


Saturday, March 7, 2015

"My Teacher Inspired Me"


Listen to this Tedx Talk, hosted by Mr. Danny Brassell. 
It's common sense for anyone helping children learn.

Boys and girls should be
our "center of instruction."
It's all about our customers. 

The best thing a child 
said to me this week at Parkside?
"My teacher inspired me." 


Invite them,
praise them, 
read to them, 
laugh together, 
"connect" to their interests
and give kids time to read!  
 
 Good things will come to pass.