The Ginger Teacher — Reading

Ways to Encourage Reading From a Young Age

Ways to Encourage Reading From a Young Age

We know that the best way to teach children to read is to start early. Some people don't realise that you can start reading to babies straight away. Many people think that it is a bit pointless to read to new born babies as they don't understand but babies are taking in information straight away and the more vocabulary they hear form early on the better. They also come to associate reading with cuddles and undivided attention.   Once babies become toddlers books are even more important. Being used to handling and enjoying books gives children an edge over their peers...

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Teaching Letter Writing

Teaching Letter Writing

  One of my favourite lessons to teach is letter writing. It really is great to get kids writing with a real purpose. I love that it can tied into other activities like researching the recipient and even a trip to the local post office. Writing with a purpose has been proven to encourage reluctant writers, and gives them a chance to put themselves into their work. With this in mind here is my list of The best people to write letters to from your class.  1- The Royal Family     Writing to the royal family is a great...

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Encouraging Children to Edit and Rewrite

Encouraging Children to Edit and Rewrite
Do your children struggle to revisit pieces of work? I have come across this problem time and time again, where they write a piece of work and they consider it finished. Getting the class to edit and rewrite their work with improvements is incredibly difficult, particularly with elementary age students. 

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Teaching from a Chapter Book

Teaching from a Chapter Book

I love to read a class book, a chapter per session, lots of discussion and focused lessons are great ways to cover a wide range of subjects and still install a love of reading. In my store I have many lessons for books which require no prep and are ready to go. However today I am going to show you how to create your own lessons from your class book and at the same time cover all the areas of English you may need.  Choosing the book I absolutely love David Walliams! He is fantastic for children to read. He...

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Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends

I have always enjoyed teaching the myths and legends topic with my class. It is such a fun topic and there are so many things you can do with it. After collecting together lots of fun lesson ideas over time I decided to create a complete myths and legends unit. I have had such good responses and feedback from the unit that I decided it would be nice to open the unit up and show my lovely blog people what is in my favourite product :) I do like my products to be complete so the unit includes 20 full lesson plans each with...

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