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Asking Questions

Tips for Teaching Asking Questions

Do you ever wish students participated more in class? I’m sure you do! Participation is a fantastic way to ensure students know the material. However, it is essential to remember that students may not know how to formulate thoughts into questions. Thankfully, these tips for teaching asking questions will transform how students participate in class!  The Importance of Asking Questions Students need to see the value in asking questions. Many will not naturally grasp why we ask them or how asking helps us as readers. So, if we want to implement these tips, students must understand the importance.  Students need to see how we ask questions when we are curious and want to make predictions. Additionally, asking questions helps focus learning on specific aspects. Ultimately,

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mentor texts

Using Mentor Texts to Enhance Your Reading Block

Educators, do you ever feel overwhelmed by the transformative changes in elementary education? I completely understand this feeling! There are so many different waters to navigate, especially in literacy. Thankfully, educators know the importance of working together. So, let’s take a deep breath together as we learn about using mentor texts to enhance our reading block! We will explore the “what,” the “why,” and the “how-to” of using the magic of mentor texts in the classroom!  Want to watch the video instead?  Check it out below!  Make sure to subscribe to get updates on all new content! What is a Mentor Text? Before learning the importance of using mentor texts to enhance your reading block, let’s discuss what they are. A mentor text is a

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