Love Those Long Words!

I once picked Gone With the Wind as my summer reading book because it had a lot of pages. I loved to read, sure, but I also looked very grown up hauling around the one-thousand-plus page hardcover from the city library. It’s not uncommon for kids to pick books that are too hard for them [...]

Meaningful Science Fun!

Are you wild about science? Do you love finding and trying out new concepts? Science4Us is an online science curriculum for kids in K-2. It helps students build science skills through interactive online lessons, games, and offline hands-on activities. Assessments are built in and online assessments automatically add the students’ score to their file, making [...]

Got Context?

What in the world does that mean? Context is one of the many skills readers use to figure out the meaning of unknown words. The words and sentences that surround an unknown word, its context, can help us understand a word’s meaning. Context can also help readers build a more complex understanding of a word’s [...]

Apostrophe or No Apostrophe? That is the Question.

Contractions, those bits of smashed together words, are tricky. Most contractions require an apostrophe to stand for the missing letters: don’t (do not), it’s (it is), or haven’t (have not). Some contractions don’t have an apostrophe: none (not one), shoulda (should have), wanna (want to), or outta (out of). Writing contractions can be difficult for [...]

Jump Start Science Vocabulary!

Do you want to give your K-2 students a head start on learning? Students don’t necessarily hear science vocabulary in everyday conversation, and unfamiliar vocabulary can make it difficult for students to take in science lessons and activities. When students are exposed to new vocabulary before the lesson, they can take in the words and [...]

Feed Your Summer Soul

Summer is right around the corner and it’s notorious for going to the beach, riding bikes, and having picnics. What you may not know is that summer is also a great time to get a head start for next year. A summer study program may be the best way to keep your brain sharp while [...]

Summer special! Get Over 75% Off on Time4Learning.com

If you’re looking for a fun way to carry learning momentum into the summer, Time4Learning can help! Their online learning program combines technology and education to make learning fun! And July is a great time to try it, because they’re offering new members over 75% off!  Kids love the “outside-the-box” approach and the novelty of [...]

Building Vocabulary with Homophone Games

Do you have a particular homophone weakness?  You know…a pair of words that you can’t ever seem to remember which one to use when??  Mine is most definitely the homophone pair hangar and hanger.  I am NEVER sure which one holds clothes and which one holds airplanes.  Maybe you have more than one set that [...]

Halloween Makes Vocabulary Fun

It is almost that time of the year…All Hallows Eve, otherwise affectionately knows as “Halloween.”  This is a boon time for teachers because it is so easy to create lessons and activities that kids can get excited about.  Who doesn’t love a little harmless “creepiness” added into the school day?? If you are looking for [...]

Vocabulary Lesson Plans the Fun Way!

If you’re looking to build a structured vocabulary lesson plan, Vocabulary.co.il is the place for you!  Vocabulary is Fun has the resources you need to construct challenging and beneficial vocabulary lesson plans.  Here, you’ll find an extensive selection of vocabulary lists, games, and other learning tools.  You can teach vocabulary more effectively in the classroom, [...]