Laura discusses the role of guided practice in ELA classrooms. Evan and Laura share a definition of guided practice and give tips to make guided practice part of your instruction. Evan, as always, shares a story about how he was forced to memorize poems and lose points if he missed a word.
Laura and Evan chat about a very important week, Teacher Appreciation Week! Laura and Evan created a list of how teachers inspire them every day and especially during this time of remote learning. In addition, they each share a story about a teacher who made an impact on them and they encourage you to reflect on a special teacher in your life and reach out to them during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Laura and Evan discuss the importance of students reading books and selections that they can read and understand. They dispel the practice of one book for everyone with the logic that to become better readers, a student must-read books they can read. Laura and Evan share a message of differentiation and a professional effort to make sure all subjects, not just language arts, are creating access to all students. Take ten minutes and get some tips!