Tips, Titles and Tools for Teachers
Instructional Ideas and Recommendations for Read Aloud
I hope everyone will consider participating in World Read Aloud Day on February 24th! I've included a link to some great resources and ideas you can use in your classroom. You can even schedule a time for your class to Skype with an author! Another idea to celebrate the value of read aloud is to invite guest readers (parents, principals, community members) to come share a picture book with your class on February 24th!
The Maine DOE is recognizing the value of read aloud this month with a Read to ME campaign. Research shows that reading aloud to children 15 minutes a day can have a significant impact on the literacy development of our learners! Check out this link for details about how you can use social media to participate in the challenge!
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Last week, the teachers at WES watched a Ted Talk titled, The Key to Success? Grit. Angela Lee Duckworth explained the best way to help our students become grittier is by helping them develop a growth mindset!