What is Fluency Oriented Reading Instruction?

What is Fluency Oriented Reading Instruction?

What is Fluency Oriented Reading Instruction (FORI)?
Fluency Oriented Reading Instruction is a teaching instruction that aims to improve reading among students. It is often used as a prevention strategy or a whole classroom strategy to reading. FORI focuses on oral reading competency by using many different oral-reading practices. The three main aspects of this instruction […]

One Stop Guide to Planning a Virtual Field Trip

One Stop Guide to Planning a Virtual Field Trip

Coordinate a guided exploration through the world on the web with these pre-planning tips…
Catching the attention of a diverse group of students, sustaining their interest in a subject, going beyond basic book knowledge, presenting experiences that will be etched in their memory and helping them make real-life connections – these are some of the […]

What Are Power Notes?

What Are Power Notes?
Power Notes is an organizational tool that helps students systematically organize and categorize information from any assigned topic. This writing strategy incorporates a technique of outlining where students can identify, differentiate and organize information into main ideas and supportive details.
In this strategy the ideas are given a numerical power rating such as […]

Designing Effective Writing Assignments

Designing Effective Writing Assignments

Use these concepts and tips to create effective writing assignments. Organize and structure writing assignments so that the students are clear of expectations and are set up for success.
How can teachers design effective writing assignments?
Good writing assignments can promote student learning. Engaging in writing tasks helps students to research, organize and present information while improving […]

What is Team-Based-Learning?

What is Team-Based-Learning?

Team-Based Learning is a strategy that helps create a collaborative learning environment. This strategy requires students to take responsibility for their learning as well as work as a team.
What is Team-Based Learning?
Team-based Learning is a structured collaborative learning strategy developed by Larry K. Michaelsen in the early 1970’s. The instructional strategy as reported by […]

Help Students Motivate Themselves

Help Students Motivate Themselves

Use these intrinsic motivational strategies to enhance learning in the classroom. Get students involved and loving learning on their own.
The concept of classroom motivation often includes strategies to provide incentives for students to do something and/or do it with greater intensity. Yet, when examined closer outside motivation is not always the best source of motivation. […]

Improving Communicative Skills with Assistive Technology

Help differently-abled students get the most out of learning with assistive technology
A teacher’s primary goal is to ensure that students understand the concepts that they are taking the time to teach. To ensure this, teachers need to bear in mind the varying learning abilities and needs of the students. Every student is unique and differs […]

Resources for Guided Reading

Resources for Guided Reading

Bring Guided Reading into the classroom with these helpful ideas.
Creating independent readers and thinkers is every teacher’s goal. In order to achieve this, teachers can help students develop these skills by using the Guided Reading Approach.
Guided Reading is an instructional approach where a teacher works with a small group of students who demonstrate similar reading […]

Be a Listening Teacher

Be a Listening Teacher

It is only natural to expect students to listen (pay attention) to their teachers, but what about vice-versa? Do teachers’ pay attention to their students?
Reflect on your listening skills and answer the following questions:

Do you constantly interrupt students when they talk?
Do you try to hasten conversations with students using nonverbal cues such as […]

Activities For Reviewing Content

Review activities help students participate and become interactive with learning. With these activities teachers can ensure better understanding of content while making learning more interesting.
Reviewing content periodically after a lesson is important. Teachers can summarize information and emphasize key points during a review. Reviewing content provides students with an opportunity to ask questions, recollect information […]

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