Always a Teacher & Forever a Mom

Category: Always Literacy

This blog series includes tips, tricks and ideas for planning literacy lessons that engage and motivate students.

7 Humorous Read Alouds for the Elementary Substitute Teacher

Life as a substitute teacher has its perks. You don’t bring work home at the end of the day, you don’t have to spend countless hours planning lessons, and assessment (besides the occasional marking of worksheets) is something over which you don’t need to loose sleep. However, being a supply teacher, also has its drawbacks… difficult classes being the number one in my list. You Read More

Word Tower – A Simple Literacy Game

I am currently tutoring a few French Immersion students that need help learning their English sight words. Because they are so young, I try to keep each activity to about 10-15 minutes each, so that they don’t get bored of doing the same thing all the time. I have come up with several activities to practice sight words with my students, and even though all Read More

10 Things You Can Do to Engage Boys in Literacy

One of the many  issues that teachers often face in their classrooms, is boys disconnection with literacy. Somehow, it seems that boys always have more difficulty engaging with writing and reading activities. But why is this so? This is an issue that has intrigued teachers and scholars alike. Along the years, several studies have been conducted  to analyze and troubleshoot this “phenomenon”. Some attribute this Read More

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