Creating Clever Boxes

Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers is on special assignment and will return next week.

Barbara is researching ways to catch and keep K – 5 kids’ attention with new tricks and tools, like clever boxes, in places and spaces other than traditional school settings.

 

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Barbara Cleary has been serving as a resource to hundreds of educators for more than 25 years. An award-winning writer, producer, teacher, and trainer, Barbara’s focus is on offering easy, fun tools and tricks that support K-5 curricula and assist teachers with classroom management.
Quick tips for common classroom conundrums: K-5
Situation: Students continue to use lackluster verbs in their writing.

Solution: Show toy cars and pretend to make them zip across a page, telling the class that good writing includes action words (verbs) that have "zip." Ask the class for examples of "zippy" verbs like zoom, race, flash, rush, etc.

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