Teach Explicitly–I do, You Watch & Listen

Teach Explicitly–I do, You Watch & Listen

Learning Center Subscribe to Ask Smekens Filter by Category: All Reading Reader's Workshop Management Comprehension Planning Comprehension Lessons Standardized Reading Assessments Text Selection Annotating & Note-Taking Writing About Reading Literacy Stations...
Explore Bell-Ringer Options

Explore Bell-Ringer Options

Explore Bell-Ringer Options Mar 1, 2019 | [Reading] Many ELA classes begin with a bell-ringer task–a short exercise students complete in the first 3-5 minutes while the teacher takes care of attendance and other things. Journaling is a typical bell-work...
Plan & Ask Text-Dependent Questions

Plan & Ask Text-Dependent Questions

Plan & Ask Text-Dependent Questions Mar 1, 2019 | [Reading] To teach the K-12 college and career-ready standards in reading comprehension, teachers must be asking text-dependent questions. The characteristics of such a question include: The answer is implied...
Communicate with Parents Digitally

Communicate with Parents Digitally

Teachers are always on the lookout for innovative ways to contact parents. Now, with access to a wealth of online tools, teachers can efficiently and effectively communicate. Consider utilizing one of these three powerful resources. Text Message Reminders. Ensure that...