Tag: fluency

99 Hairbows and a BlogHopHappyDance: tag–they’re it!

When my pal Naomi Kinsman invited me on this blog hop, my brain reacted the way it had several invitations before: Do NOT do this Blog Hop. You are way too busy already. Plus you are still waiting for 99 out of the 100 Hair Bows From Around the World, promised in that 2006 chain… Read more »

Start Their New Year with Words

Use this acrostic pattern for a quick write or warm-up, a prompt or just a fun poem. Writing level may vary. I’d recommend grades 2 and up, but you may have some awesome K-1’s, or you could do it in a group. I’ve used it with ELL , middle school, high school and the results… Read more »

Holiday Poet Tree

This easy Poet Tree assignment works for any season. Build literacy with your students–or just have fun with words! Holiday Poet Tree For K-1 , ELL, or higher* Standards: Reading foundation/Phonological Awareness/Recognize and produce rhyming words. Supplies needed: class set of index cards or small pieces of construction paper / 1 per student; string (or… Read more »

Hyper kids? Use their energy to teach VERBS!

Seriously! Turn that energy into a grammar lesson with my Verb Song! (below) But first, a quick Thank You to CRA for the opportunity to share some of my fluency games last weeknd. I had a great time meeting teachers, reading specialists, and administrators at your California Reading Association conference in Riverside! But OKā€“back to… Read more »