Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: Outdoor Summer Concerts!

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities. This week: outdoor summer concerts, visualizing music, and making instruments!

Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: National and State Parks!

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities. This week: national and state parks, sound scavenger hunts, and studying wild animals at home!

Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: Beaches!

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities. This week: beaches, beach balls, and collages!

Strategies For Teaching English Language Learners—Part 4: Writing, Speaking, & Listening Practice

Literacy Specialist Jill Eisenberg models how to teach vocabulary words with writing and speaking activities in part 4 of a series on supporting English Language Learners in the classroom using strategies recommended by the Institute of Education Sciences and What Works Clearinghouse in the new practice guide, Teaching Academic Content And Literacy To English Learners In Elementary And Middle School.

Strategies For Teaching English Language Learners—Part 3: Teaching Vocabulary In Layers

Literacy Specialist Jill Eisenberg models how to teach vocabulary words over several days in part 3 of a series on supporting English Language Learners in the classroom using strategies recommended by the Institute of Education Sciences and What Works Clearinghouse in the new practice guide, Teaching Academic Content And Literacy To English Learners In Elementary And Middle School.

Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners – Part 2: Choosing a Text and Vocabulary Words

Literacy Specialist Jill Eisenberg models how to select a text and vocabulary words in part 2 of a series on supporting English Language Learners in the classroom using strategies recommended by the Institute of Education Sciences and What Works Clearinghouse in the new practice guide, Teaching Academic Content And Literacy To English Learners In Elementary And Middle School.

Three Ways to Teach Etched In Clay by Andrea Cheng

Literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, provides three ways to use Etched In Clay in the classroom. Etched in Clay is a powerful book for a unit on poetry, author’s artistic and literary choices, American slavery, and more.

Where In The World: How One Class Used Google Maps to Explore the Vanishing Cultures Series

We explore how Jan Reynolds’ Vanishing Cultures series can be used in the classroom. Check out how this 3rd and 4th grade class used Google Maps to study where the books take place.

Beyond “Did you know…”: Teaching Geo-Literacy Using the Vanishing Cultures Book Series

Jill Eisenberg, our Literacy Specialist, discusses the importance of geo-literacy education in today’s classroom and shares ideas on how to use Jan Reynolds’ Vanishing Cultures series to support geo-literacy learning.

Michelle Obama & Su Dongpo: A Character Analysis with Bloom’s Taxonomy

Jill Eisenberg, our Literacy Specialist, uses Bloom’s Taxonomy to illustrate the range and progression of questions teachers can ask students for Common Core standard 3, character study.

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