Categories
Curriculum Fifth Grade 2016 - 2017

5th Grade Curriculum 2016 – 2017

Language Arts Reading Interactive Reading Literature Notebook and Novel Notes for Any Fiction Book Discovering Fiction Student’s Book 2: A Reader of American Short Stories Build Your Library Grade 5: Various Novels, Short Stories, and Poems Spelling / Vocabulary All About Spelling 5 Grammar and Writing Fix It: The Nose Tree Journaling Blogging at The […]

Categories
Books Language Arts

14 Recommendations to Use for Read Alouds

Read Alouds are all the rage in homeschooling circles, but the truth is that reading aloud to your children should be a priority even if your children attend school outside of the home. Many write off picture books because they believe that they are too easy/young for older children. However, when I was teaching High […]

Categories
Language Arts

Teaching Reading Comprehension

New YouTube video up on my channel. In it, I talk about teaching reading comprehension and what I do to ensure that my daughter is getting the whole picture when she reads. Check it out below:   Tools that I mention in the video: — Novel Notes (by me): http://ow.ly/101DVU — Reading Response Journal Questions:  […]

Categories
Curriculum

Creating a Diverse Reading Curriculum for Any Grade

For some subjects, using a boxed curriculum works, but when it comes to teaching Reading, it can be very difficult to find one that includes diverse viewpoints. One of the things that I think about when planning my daughter’s Reading course of the study is how to “color the canon” and provide a variety of […]

Categories
Language Arts

Learning to Write Essays Without Calling it an Essay

Years ago when I was a high school teacher, I discovered that children have a natural aversion to writing essays. They seem to freeze in fright with the mere mention of the word and the results very rarely reflect their skill or knowledge. So I decided to avoid calling what we were going to do an essay. I simply said that we were going to answer some questions.

Categories
Books Language Arts

Books We’re Reading

I absolutely love the blog, I Capture the Rowhouse, and Farrar’s frequent posts about what her family is reading inspired me to share similarly here.We read a lot and I really want a better way of keeping a record of what we are reading. As I look for a way that works for our family, […]