Using a poem of the week routine has been proven to be an effective way to build reading fluency, but it’s also useful for other
Reading and ELA
Reading and ELA Skills are the foundation of much of our instruction, but they don’t have to be boring! In this section, I share strategies to incorporate thinking skills into your ELA instruction along with ways to help your students cultivate a love of reading.
Kamala Harris Biography and Activities
This biography unit on Kamala Harris includes a biography and 11 reader response activities. These activities engage students in critical thinking while learning about the life of the first female vice-president of the United States and first vice president of African-American or South Asian-American descent.
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