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Overview of the April 2021 Classroom SOLSC

April might seem a long time away, but now is the time to start preparing for the April 2021 Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge. Blogging is a way to help students develop voice, a sense of audience, build digital citizenship, sharpen writing skills and connect to each other in new ways. Are you ready to share this challenge with your students? Read more to find out all the details!

Horse-Sitting and How-to Writing

A silver lining of teaching remotely has been opportunities, like this one, to elevate authentic reasons to read and write. Kids are curious about how others do things, and they have so much real-world expertise to share. A strategy such as this one gives our youngest writers access to topics that might otherwise exceed their emergent writing skills.

Vocabulary Development Across In-Person & Remote School Days

A Teacher’s Guide to Vocabulary Development Across the Day is filled with practical ideas for teaching vocabulary in K-3 classrooms. It is a resource that will help you develop an innovative and meaningful vocabulary curriculum for your students. Listen to an interview with the book’s author and preview sections of the text.