Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor arctic vortex keeps these TpT Teacher-Authors from achieving milestones! Take a look at these 10 Teacher-Authors and their tenacious teaching tips.
10 TpT Milestone Teachers
Her tip: “When teaching reading, we have to remember that children need repetition and practice in order to become fluent readers. Through engaging games, interesting books, and extension activities, my guided reading packet includes everything you need to help your students become successful, accurate, fluent readers.”
Her tip: “I am constantly trying to think of ways to help my students build connections so that the many concepts they learn each week can be transferred to their long-term memory. One of my favorite units is my Theme Unit. I use the analogy of theme-filled cupcakes because it is such a powerful visualization that students can associate with the definition of theme. Like the crème filling of a cupcake, you usually cannot see the theme explicitly stated in a story. Rather, it’s the hidden message in the story. This bundle includes an introduction PowerPoint, task cards, a craftivity, worksheets, and lesson plans.”
Her tip: “Finding new ways to engage students by incorporating things that they understand and are interested in will keep them coming back for more!”
Her tip: “Don’t let your classroom setup stress you out… re-start, re-energize, and re-organize for teaching Common Core style! Easily create the classroom you dream of teaching in; let me show you how, step-by-step. To get you started off right, I’m including over $10 in bonus gifts with each purchase! And 103 pages with tons of pics and videos.”
Her tip: “My students do not all arrive at school at the same time. The morning is the perfect time to review skills that have been previously taught. I use my morning work packets to review language arts and math skills. It also gives me a chance to quickly assess if they comprehend what has been taught. My students like it because doesn’t take long and leaves them time to read or work on projects.”
Her tip: “The new kindergarten science standards are here! Are you prepared to teach Force and Motion? This bundle includes nine activities that will make teaching this new topic a breeze for you and fun for the kids! Engage your students with the included emergent readers, hands-on activities, bowling experiment, fold-able book, pocket chart word set, and more. Use the brightly colored vocabulary posters to decorate your room and reinforce your lessons. If you’re looking for fun force and motion ideas, then this is the place to start!”
Her tip: “My all-star line-up of ‘Math Centers by Strategy’ activities will engage your students all year long. By focusing on strategy rather than unit, students will review key concepts throughout the year and practice higher level thinking activities such as problem solving, writing and talking about math and use of manipulatives. This best-selling bundle of 200 pages is available for just $15 and will last your students the rest of the year!”
Her tip: “Close reading can sound pretty intimidating when your little ones don’t read yet! My take on teaching the strategy of close reading to little learners is to meet them where they are at by engaging them in listening to worthy, appropriate, rich pieces of text, and providing scaffolds and opportunities for extensions through drawing, annotations, and discussion. My resources offer lots of instructional support for teachers to find their way into the comfort zone of teaching close reading!”
Try her: MUSIC: Listening Journal Activities
Her tip: “Listening journals are an extremely flexible classroom activity. They can be used any time of the day; the beginning of a lesson to calm and focus students or to fill in the last 10-20 minutes of a lesson to help revise aural and theory concepts studied. Choose music that students would not normally hear on TV, radio, or have on their iPods or phones. For example, music theatre, jazz, music from another culture, classical. You can photocopy a page of questions as you need them or create a booklet containing the number of pages you will need over a set teaching period.”
Her tip: “I think writing should be fun and creative. My students love to roll out silly stories with this pack. It’s very easy to use: just print, laminate, and add dice! This product is great for a work on writing center!”
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