Learning. Opportunity. Valued. Enhanced. This book is for parents of any school age student (even college), teachers, administrators, educational coaches, curriculum specialists, and anyone else who has an educational interest. “29 Days” contains a description of what “L.O.V.E” means (in relation to teaching reading and writing), and activities that can be used for 29 days and beyond. From using technology, music, going on library tours, to writing movies reviews- these are not your ordinary strategies/ways …Read More
Write AWAY: Writing Across the Curriculum and Beyond
(AWAY) Authentic Writing Awaits You… Writing is necessary and relevant to everyone! Attend this session to learn how to integrate writing activities in any subject area within your educational setting (including P.E. and Fine Arts) with creative, culturally relevant, and engaging prompts. Participants will also leave the session with a wealth of resources and ideas to motivate students to write outside of the school setting. The objectives of this session are as follows: Participants will …Read More
NEW Article–D.R.E.A.M. Literacy: Enhancing the Literacy Experience for Diverse Populations
“It was all a dream…” In October 2019, I had another a peer-reviewed article published in the Texas Association for Literacy Education’s Yearbook. It was an article that began as a presentation session at TALE’s 2019 Annual Conference held in Waco, Texas (February 28th -March 2, 2019) . Read the brief abstract below, and follow the link to read the rest of the article: Abstract “D.R.E.A.M. Literacy” represents several pieces necessary to address and provide …Read More
Teaching Students to L.O.V.E. Literacy Despite Common Core and Standardized Testing
If you are visiting this post, you have attended my brief lesson, “Teaching Students to L.O.V.E. Literacy Despite Common Core and Standardized Testing” that covers the purposes of ESSA, and how it relates to meeting the needs of all learners despite the challenges that educators face. Objectives of the Lesson Students will learn the goals and purpose of the ESSA. Students will learn the challenges that educators face within the components of the ESSA. Students will …Read More
Investigating Informal Assessment
If you are visiting this post, you have attended my brief lesson, “Investigating Informal Assessment” that covers the purposes of informal assessment, and how it relates to emergent and fluent literacy learners. Objectives of the lesson Students will learn the various purposes of using informal assessments. Students will apply their knowledge of informal assessments to literacy practices using scenarios to make decisions about the instructional needs of learners. Students will learn key factors to consider …Read More
Dr. Childs’ Two-Cent Tuesdays
What is my “Two-Cents” I recently began a new journey of putting more creative and helpful instructional tips related to literacy and the classroom environment on my social media accounts (as I have a small, but growing network of teachers that I interact with online).
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