Prompt a LOVE of Writing with Valentine Word Play!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! It’s the season of love (as if love is ever out of season!) for all who celebrate Valentine’s Day. Prompt a LOVE of writing with Valentine Word Play. Three

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Use Word Power to Jump-start the Learning Process

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature… …attention-getting phrases that… surprise and delight kids instantly invite students into conversation with you and their classmates prepare children to “use their thinking caps” lead into and make connections with

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Word Play – Call to Pay Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! I spent some time last week in a K – 1 classroom, working with a teacher who used word play to catch and keep her young students’ attention. Her

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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 are having trouble writing connecting sentences between the beginning, middle and end of a story.

Solution: Show toy airplanes, pretending to make them "take off" across notebook paper. Explain to the class that stories, like airplanes, require clear "flight paths."

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