Use Creative Road Signs to Pave the Way to Smart Vacations

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In summertime (Northern Hemisphere) or winter (Southern Hemisphere), vacation time is already underway or coming soon… a time when many children go “on the road” with family or friends

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It’s a Puzzle! – Helping Struggling Writers

Mid-Week Focus this week features a visually based approach to helping elementary school students who struggle with language arts. You know who they are in your class. The teachers I met with yesterday to plan my upcoming week as a writer

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Start Students’ Engines for Writing

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Last Monday’s Attentionology post presented the how-to of turning your instructional space into a classroom of the traveling story. Visit the post to review this approach to taking flight

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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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