Group Questioning Techniques

Working in a small group  gives  students a chance to practice using high level thinking skills. Develop more complex student answering skills by working down the list  to use increasingly more complete/complex questions.  Recall: Calls for students to remember details from reading or a discussion. Answers the questions who, what, when, where, why, how.     … Read More »

Writing a 5 Paragraph Essay

The five paragraph essay is a great way for middle school and high school students to learn the structure of a meaning-filled essay. Here’s the outline a student should follow: Paragraph ONE: Introduction Main theme of the essay Point one stated Point two stated Point three stated Transition sentence to paragraph #2 Paragraph TWO: Point… Read More »

Family/School Time Bingo

As the year comes to a close and wintry activities become part of our lives, here is a bingo board you might try with your family or even a classroom. Enjoy!

Please and Thank You

It’s basic and easy once we re-remember to use the polite words, please and thank you: Please walk.  Please be gentle.  Please use a quiet voice. Please use your kind words. Please help me.  Please wait a minute so I can listen bettter to what you have to say. Thank you for walking.  Thank you… Read More »