I am trying something new here in this blog space. I am going to try planning my (special education classroom) reading units via blog posts.
With my group of younger readers (primary elementary grades), I like to teach reading and language skills through GREAT children’s literature.
My kiddos LOVE videos and I am a fan of using youtube videos to read the books as well as to teach other concepts – using videos and technology incorporate multiple modalities and allow students to access information in the form of both visual and audio input (and the way we do it, they also get kinesthetic/physical input).
I also love incorporating art into the lessons that I teach and try to provide my students with opportunities to complete “fun” projects in relation to the books we are reading. Time spent doing art projects with a small group of students provides a wonderful means for extending their thinking about the reading, an opportunity to discuss the book and it’s applications, and a way to practice fine motor skills.
Posts on this blog will be a work in progress….sort of like an organized Pintrest board. Things will be added as I find them. Hopefully this will be a good resource organizer for use in my classroom and yours as well. Please feel free to share resources in the comments!