Surprise Visuals & Manipulatives Catch Kids’ Attention

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature quick and easy attention-catching visuals… …colorful posters and cut-outs to tack up on a door or wall. …manipulatives to set out before the school day starts. NEWS POSTERS – If you

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Colorful Tricks for Teaching Basic Concepts

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Hot stuff…HOT HOT…I’m talking temperatures in many parts of the world as we journey into July, 2012. Some like it scorching hot, but if not, this blog’s for you…fewer

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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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