Light Up A Love of Learning with Awesome Animals!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Two recent news stories inspired me to revisit the amazing ability of animals to catch kids’ attention and motivate them to learn… …learn about themselves and the world around

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Dog-gone Good Motivators for Young Kids to Read!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Big Animal Books & Soft Stuffed Animals Motivate Kids to Read – Looking for attention-grabbing dog-gone good motivators to encourage children in your K – 2  class to read more?

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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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