What are your favorite Ed. websites
I love learning and I also love implementing what I learn into my classroom!!!
This week I’m working on Grad homework and I couldn’t help but get off focus because I would find myself getting swept away into an educational website to support my Language Arts block!
Into the Book is a website that offers premade Reading questions for educators and sentence stems and guidelines on introducing language art content such as; Text to Self, Text to World, Making Connection Stems to facilitate further discussion, and journal entry ideas. I teach first grade, but this website can be modified for many grade levels and often provides me with the brainstorming ideas I need to capture my student’s interest and creative lesson planning. http://reading.ecb.org/teacher/makingconnections.html
In addition this website is an interactive site for students! I mean hello they have a part that students have to use invisible ink to get the parts of the text and then they can type their own part of the story! Sure typing may seem a bit challenging to first graders but this activity can be used for students to orally share their remaining parts of the story and for older grades they can type the missing parts to make the story make sense and share their creative story with a partner, which in turns builds collaboration with peers and constructive feedback.
Finally, if you’re like me you need visual! So here is a sample of their Teacher Guide that helps students with the strategy of visualizing http://reading.ecb.org/teacher/downloads/Visualizing_PictureShow_TeacherGuide.pdf?login=cruz00244