Catch Attention with Special Summertime Stations

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! How can you make learning fun for summertime instruction? Set up Special Summertime Vacation Stations! The name – Vacation Stations – may sound like all play and no work. Not

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Engage Reluctant Writers – Write Out LOUD!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Ever found yourself encouraging a child to “just picture yourself doing it (whatever it is) and you’ll be able to get it done?” Researchers tell us that when we

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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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