The Daily 5, a complete Language Arts Program

The Daily 5 is a series of literacy tasks that a group of students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals. This book not only explains the philosophy behind the structure, but also shows … Continue reading →

Keeping Parents in the Know!

  How many times have you sent a graded test or assignment home in order to communicate with parents regarding the achievement of their son or daughter?  More often than not, that vital piece of information was never shown, and … Continue reading →

‘While you were absent’– A note for your students

Be a Buddy, Keep a ‘While you were Absent’ Folder! On days that our students are away, it’s a great idea to keep track of what they missed so they can catch up easily the next day or when they … Continue reading →

Using PEEL Responses as a Framework for Making Connections

The Ontario Language Arts curriculum document is divided into four strands—Oral Communication, Reading, Writing, and Media Literacy.  In both the Oral Communication and Reading strands, expectation 1.6 requires students to “extend understanding of texts by connecting, comparing, and contrasting the … Continue reading →