Two Literacy Strategies!

I came across two great literacy ideas this past week!

The FIRST comes from a video on the Teaching Channel (a fantastic resource we’ve posted about before).

The strategy?  Something called “Keep it or Junk it” – a way to teach students how pull out the most important ideas from a text.  Although the video is from a 5th grade classroom, I urge everyone to take a look — you’ll find some great ideas on how to get students more involved as leaders in their own learning.

Summary is traditionally the bane of the reading teacher’s existence.  Maybe this can demystify it just a bit.  Enjoy!

Keep it or Junk it

The SECOND is a simple picture — lots of potential for our primary teachers.  Word family eggs — I see an easy, high yield workstation!

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