I am so very pleased to welcome Brian and Eric, better known as Wise Guys, to Minds in Bloom.
is to teach them to become proficient readers. In order to accomplish this, teachers must
learn how to teach their students how to use reading strategies effectively
when reading literature or informational text. This is essential for students
to be successful in the Common Core classroom.
As educators, Eric and I have worked tirelessly to develop interactive reading strategies that can be used in classrooms with
your students. Each PowerPoint that we have created will have students engaged
in their own learning. We involve the students by using the Think-Pair-Share
strategy where we have them think about a question that relates to their lives,
pair with a partner and then share their responses. This is a great way to
involve every student each time a strategy is taught.
We also provide the students with definitions of key terms when needed, along
with information to help fill their background knowledge on each topic. Below
are four FREE PowerPoints that you can use in your classroom right away. Just
click on the images to access them!
In each PowerPoint there is a teacher read aloud part where the teacher models
the strategy being taught with a book of his/her choice. For fiction PowerPoints,
we use our current read aloud book to model the strategies. For nonfiction
text, either a classroom magazine (Scholastic News or Time For Kids) or a
student textbook work real well.
Strategy into Practice” by having the students write about what they
learned into a notebook. Having a reading notebook for each student will hold
them accountable for what they learn during these lessons. It can also be an
excellent resource to use at conferences with parents.
classroom. How you teach, has a direct impact on student success. Try out our
FREE interactive reading strategy PowerPoints and see how they work in your
PowerPoints click here.
They have combined over 30 years of teaching experience in the intermediate
grades (4-6) classroom. They create lessons that are creative and engaging and
aligned with the Common Core Standards. Their goal is to share their ideas with
teachers worldwide and have created a new blog titled Creativity in the Common Core Classroom. They would love it if you stopped by to
check it out.