Guest teacher author, Aoife, has shared some tips to help make the start of the new school year go well. Here are three of her ideas.
An interactive story is one where the reader can choose how they navigate through it. The reader will be presented with critical choices at various points. The key thing is the reader is very much an active participant in the story. Here are a few different ways to engage students by creating their own interactive stories.
Implementing teacher-led, small group work, such as guided reading, can be a challenge in a busy classroom. It can be useful to develop an array of related activities around chosen texts that other students can partake in without having to be closely monitored.
Making a solar still is a great summer activity to help learners understand the science of the water cycle. You can harness the power of sunlight to purify water using some easy to find items and some kitchen ingredients.
Exploring animation and stop motion is hugely engaging for children. How about a quick activity that you could use to introduce a bigger movie making project or just to provide a fun practical task?
Some ideas are just too nice not to share! The children at Mandy's school enjoyed a neat activity for World Book Day that could be adapted to work anytime of the school year or for different topics. They turned their classroom doors into book covers!