So often, when my students write, they expect to submit their initial piece as their final copy. This could be because they find the writing process tedious or boring, or because they truly don’t realize that writing is a process. In my previous post, I explained how I use my Planning Organizer to help… Continue reading The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 3 of 5: ARMS
Teachers Pay Teachers is throwing a huge Cyber Monday — and Tuesday! — Sale! But this is no ordinary TpT sale. It’s an “Awesome, site-wide, blow-the-doors-clear-off-the-barn SALE!” All products in my store will be discounted 28%! Just use Promo Code CYBER for the full discount. Check your wishlist – then check it twice! It’s time… Continue reading Huge TpT Cyber Monday + Tuesday Sale!
Students with reading disabilities tend to not read as much as their typically developing peers. That means that they don’t get exposed to the mentor texts that could potentially help them become better writers. This is one reason why I believe that even intermediate students should have opportunities to experience read-alouds. The benefit of… Continue reading The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 2 of 5: Frameworks
I find the writing process to be one of the most difficult things to teach. Everything the student does in writing must come from his own thoughts and ideas. In math, there are a finite number of ways to get to the correct answer (and there’s always a correct answer), and I can guide… Continue reading The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 1 of 5: Brainstorming
You’ve heard the adage, “There’s no such thing as a stupid question.” We want our students to take risks so that they can learn. That means we want them to ask questions, even if they think they’re the only one who doesn’t know the answer. But does the same hold true for wrong answers? Is… Continue reading Why?
I am thankful. I realize this is not yet the season for people to be listing their Top Ten Reasons to Be Thankful, but I can’t help it; it’s just who I am. I continually reflect on the things I have, and am reminded that many people are not so fortunate. It’s so easy to… Continue reading Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! (It’s A Tigger Thing)
I am happy to share this post from my first Guest Blogger Tasha, author of her blog A Tender Teacher for Special Needs, about the importance of consistency in the classroom! She has some great tips! Check out her Facebook page, too, where she regularly posts her “Special Tidbits.” I’ve been in school for… Continue reading Guest Blogger! The Importance of Consistency in the Classroom