Prompts for the whole year!
- Elementary Education
- English Language Arts
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Prompts for the whole year!
Estimation Meets Math Mysteries
Introducing Esti-Mysteries! Each image invites students to wonder what number is represented by the image. As you click through the each Esti-Mystery, clues will appear that will allow the students to use math concepts to narrow the set of possibilities to a small set of numbers. In the end, the students will need to call upon their estimation skills to solve the mystery and find the missing number.
Level 100 (Grades K-2)
Level 200 (Grades 1-3)
Level 300 (Grades 3-8)
Level 400 (Grades 3-12)
ABC song with both name and sounds, images to match.
This resource is one of the "Best Typing Apps for Students in Elementary School". Inspired by Atari’s classic game, Space Invaders, kids will target little pixel aliens by typing the letters that appear above them. There are multiple levels of difficulty, making this a good choice for elementary kids of all ages. Adobe Flash Player required.
The 6 minute video and accompanying document will show early years educators how to access resources and workshops using the Saskatchewan EdOnline site.
Dr. David Kilpatrick's Phonological Awareness Screening Test (2016) explained by Linda Poletz, a Speech-Language Pathologist with the Sun West School Division.
BOKS is a free physical activity program for kids of all ages and abilities. The BOKS program includes lesson plans, training, and support needed to get kids moving for up to 45 minutes a day. It also includes shorter movement breaks, games, and activities tailored to your needs as an educator or parent. Resources include full unit plans for Phys. Ed. Another great feature of this website are the monthly calendars with daily movement breaks. The calendar links to videos showing how to complete each activity.
Sara Metz, Kindergarten Teacher at Explore Elementary in Thornton, Colorado, gives us a window into her purposeful planning and delivery of a Close Read-Aloud. She takes us through her process of analyzing the curriculum's Close Read-Aloud guide, planning based upon the needs of her students, and responding in the moment. We see Sara analyze student work and plan for future instruction. This video is part of the "Behind the Practice" series and is also a companion to the two-part video series Close Read-Aloud in the Primary Grades, which features Sara and her students in action.
This article describes the best web tools currently around to build fast formative assessment. The article is from the Global Digital Citizen Foundation by Lee Wantanabe-Crockett.
Quick feedback tools
Live quiz tools
Presentation and quiz tools
No tech tools
This is a video recording of the lunch and learn session from October 21st, 2021 on how the brain learns to read. Session Description: Do you wonder how our students brains learn to read? Join this session for an overview of what the scientific field has discovered and uncovered about our brains and the process the brain goes through to learn how to read. This will have a significant impact on how we plan to teach reading, writing, and spelling in the future.
Child-Led, Hands-On, Active Learning for Kids including:
Sports and Recreation
Multilingual Teaching Tips (lots of Chinese resources)
***LOGIN REQUIRED*** The Careers in Education Course is designed to prepare students for professional or learning support positions in education, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Students study human development, standards, regulations and codes, positive guidance and counseling techniques, age-appropriate and grade-appropriate learning strategies, learning theories, and standards-based curriculum and instructional design. Students can apply and practice their knowledge and skills at a variety of elementary and secondary sites. The course prepares students for entry into college or university teacher-training programs.
Spend sometime exploring the basic foundations of parent engagment and then learn about a variety of classroom strategies you can use to engage parents in student learning.
This is the first video in a two-part series that features Sara Metz and her Kindergarten class at Explore Elementary in Thornton, Colorado. Using the EL Education Language Arts Curriculum and its Close Read-Aloud guide, Sara and her students engage in analysis of the text, Come On, Rain!, as part of a module on the topic of weather. Sara strikes a balance of rigor and joy as she guides her students through a carefully crafted sequence of text-dependent questions driving toward a focus question, total participation techniques to engage all learners, and a culminating task. To hear Sara describe her process, watch the companion video, Behind the Practice: Close Read-Aloud in the Primary Grades with Sara Metz.
This is the second video in a two-part series that features Sara Metz and her Kindergarten class at Explore Elementary in Thornton, Colorado. Using the EL Education Language Arts Curriculum and its Close Read-Aloud guide, Sara and her students engage in analysis of the text, Come On, Rain!, as part of a module on the topic of weather. Sara strikes a balance of rigor and joy as she guides her students through a carefully crafted sequence of text-dependent questions driving toward a focus question, total participation techniques to engage all learners, and a culminating task. To hear Sara describe her process, watch the companion video, Behind the Practice: Close Read-Aloud in the Primary Grades with Sara Metz.
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.
Students can code for just an hour, or complete full courses.
The courses are in 45 different languages.
There are even coding activities that can be down without computers called "unplugged".
This 14-minute video for educators introduces working with Common Core standards for English and math. How will teaching to the Common Core affect teaching practice in the classroom? Teachers and Principals discuss the opportunities Common Core offers to their students and to their own focus and teaching practice.
Our classrooms must be meaningful, relevant, and fun.
The Playful Classroom shows readers how to reconnect with students, parents, and your profession. In this mini course, join The Playful Classroom co-author Jed Dearybury as he takes you through some of the best take-aways from the book.
You'll see the research behind the power of play.
You'll see some real-life examples you can use right away.
You'll learn how to continue growing in your ability to create a playful classroom.
This FREE mini course includes an hour of video instruction from Jed himself as well as additional resources and a certificate of completion for ONE HOUR of professional development credit.
The accompanying book can be purchased at: https://theplayfulclassroom.com/
From classroom management, to project ideas, to script writing and planning, the resources in these guides will help you implement creativity with technology across your curriculum.
The guides give strategies for implementing creative technology in: primary literacy, elementary literacy, elementary math, science, STEM, elementary social studies, digital story telling and English language skills.
In this fun learning to type game, kids can move through four levels to play, starting by learning the home row keys. Every level is divided into three stages with each building on previous lessons. The levels end by allowing students to test their typing speed before earning fun rewards!