The impact of Sesame Street spans fifty years and has taught children many valuable lessons when it comes to kindness, empathy, acceptance of new cultures and people, and the list goes on. What do all of these lessons have in common? In current education terminology, they would be considered important skills under the larger umbrella of social and emotional learning.
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We've put together fact sheets, activities, a poster, and critical-thinking questions known as ThinkIts so that you and your class can explore the history of Thanksgiving and discuss the traditions we observe today.
Whether these glorious stories launched a once-unknown author into the spotlight or created time-honored series and characters we’ll never forget, these memorable classics (of old and new) hold a special place in the hearts of children and adults alike. Enjoy this look back through the decades.
As part of their strategy to improve literacy, many Tennessee educators are turning to online literacy programs to supplement their classroom instruction. Like traditional literacy instruction, online programs are designed to help students learn to read by encouraging them to take an active and engaged role in their learning, and they offer a slew of additional benefits to educators, such as the ability to monitor progress with student data reporting, the ability to assign work automatically, and the ability to offer students more personalized literacy instruction. If you’re a Tennessee educator wondering if an online literacy program could be the right fit for your classroom, take a look at a few common questions we answered to help you out.
Whether you’re an administrator making districtwide curriculum decisions or a teacher searching for new classroom resources, it’s important to make sure that you choose an online learning solution that fosters lifelong literacy in your students and streamlines the process of providing high-quality instruction. Take a look at these 10 best practices to keep in mind when choosing an online literacy solution.
Reading is more than just a skill, it’s the foundation of future academic success. And as an educator, you want to see your budding bookworms enthusiastic about learning to read, because you know how important it is for them to see reading as a positive and enjoyable experience.