Activities for students who are conversational in English.
How my first graders finished, marketed, and published their games for a real audience. You can do it too!
In their third hour of coding with Scratch, my students worked together to find and fix bugs. Collaborative problem solving led to so many opportunities for language development!
In their second hour of coding, my students added features to their online games. I’ve shared my lesson plan and all the resources you’ll need to get your young students designing and publishing games too.
In just one hour, my first graders started programming their own online games, and you can too!
The second lesson in my new computer science unit – adaptable for classrooms with or without iPads.
Computer Science with First Grade part 1: Training Robots
The first lesson in my new computer science unit – no technology or previous experience required!
Literacy With Leaves
Activities to accompany Lois Ehlert’s beautiful book ‘Leaf Man’.
Five variations of Woosh!
Five different ways to use the game woosh to improve reading fluency and confidence in early readers.
Fierce as a lion: teaching similes
Use the topic of animals, along with a class guessing game, to teach students how to use similes to describe themselves
Beat the teacher
A quick and simple way to motivate your students to do their vocabulary or spelling homework
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