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Fink, Jennifer L. W. – Instructor, 2012
Not long ago, "summer reading" meant settling under a shady tree with a hefty book. Shady trees are still around, but books with pages can seem as out-of-date as vinyl records to many kids, especially older ones. Today, they scroll through content online, swipe pages on tablets, and manage a near-constant stream of media. Teachers can take…
Descriptors: Novels, Classics (Literature), Teacher Role, Summer Programs
Truby, Dana – Instructor, 2012
Teachers know that establishing a robust independent reading program takes more than giving kids a little quiet time after lunch. But how do they set up a program that will maximize their students' gains? Teachers have to know their students' reading levels inside and out, help them find just-right books, and continue to guide them during…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Programs, Reading Improvement, Independent Reading
Greene, Kim – Instructor, 2012
Despite students' interest in informational text, it has played second fiddle in literacy instruction for years. Now, though, nonfiction is getting its turn in the spotlight. The Common Core State Standards require that students become thoughtful consumers of complex, informative texts--taking them beyond the realm of dry textbooks and…
Descriptors: State Standards, Textbooks, Classroom Techniques, Information Literacy
Instructor, 2007
Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated September 15th through October 15th, is a great opportunity to kick off a whole year of cultural discovery. This article presents 25 great ideas for Hispanic heritage. These 25 fresh ideas--from Aztec math to Carnaval masks--are easy to put together, and they offer students the chance to celebrate their own…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Cultural Awareness, Class Activities, Creative Teaching
Chanko, Pamela – Instructor, 2006
This article presents some of the best, most surprising and funniest advice from the longest running teacher magazine, "Instructor." Included are snippets from issues of "Instructor" published between 1891 and 2005 such as: "5 Tips from Our First Issue" (1891); Advice for "Teacher Ladies" (1894, 1941); Teacher-to-Teacher (Idea Swapping) (1905,…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Teaching Methods, Women Faculty, Teacher Collaboration
Brand, Max – Instructor, 2006
In this article, the author shares the lessons he learned from Aaron, a 12-year old kid who had never been to school, on the importance of crafting systematic fluency lessons. The following are strategies that worked for them: (1) Demonstrate what fluency sounds and feels like; (2) Read aloud to the students at least three times a day from a…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Strategies, Prior Learning, Reading Fluency
Kennedy, Dolores – Instructor, 1974
The suggestions here are only illustrative of how teachers can use the close procedure to aid in developing reading comprehension. (Author)
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Semantics
Levy, Constance – Instructor, 1977
Describes some of the poems and methods from a Writers in the School program as part of a primary education poetry program that intends to stimulate students to read and write poetry. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Poetry, Reading Materials, Student Motivation
Osman, Jack – Instructor, 1977
Most teachers are, according to "Instructor's" Teacher Health Survey. The author, a Professor at Towson State College, Baltimore, Maryland, who wrote "Thin from Within", encourages teachers to try his values clarification approach to weight control. With it, they'll keep pounds off permanently. (Editor/RK)
Descriptors: Body Weight, Charts, Dietetics, Eating Habits
Ward, Nancy – Instructor, 1976
Describes a reading program for the mentally gifted student in elementary school. (RK)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Exceptional Persons, Gifted, Program Descriptions
Instructor, 1979
A compilation of selected reading games by experienced classroom teachers to send home to parents and help children maintain skills and concepts over the summer. (SS)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Home Instruction, Instructional Materials, Reading Games
Oh, Paul – Instructor, 1999
This elementary-level reproducible focuses on the flourishing of children's literature on the World Wide Web, offering an activity that involves tracking down summer reading by answering questions at various Web sites. (SM)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Reading Materials
Lockman, Darcy – Instructor, 2000
Discusses the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, explaining how to use it to enhance reading and writing instruction. The article presents a brief interview with J.K. Rowling, a Harry Potter time line, and ideas for working on writing and editing paragraphs, creating dynamic dialogue, and fixing grammar and punctuation. Other fantasy books are…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Fantasy
Freeman, Judy – Instructor, 1992
Reviews children's books that can spark students' curiosity about the world, expose them to new places and cultures, and create a desire to explore further. Topics include children around the world, traveling in the United States, international friendships, and incredible journeys. The article offers book-based activities and teaching tips. (SM)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness
Freeman, Judy – Instructor, 1992
Reviews elementary school books that help steer children away from the commercial aspects of gift giving and receiving during the holiday season and focus on the gifts of caring, generosity, selflessness, friendship, and tolerance. Teaching tips, class discussions, and literary tie-ins are included. (SM)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Consciousness Raising, Elementary Education
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