I taught bilingual fourth grade for several years in Texas. I was also a science instructional coach for elementary teachers before I moved to Washington State. As a teacher, I was constantly faced with subjects competing for time. My students needed more practice with reading and fluency, and they never had enough science time. So over the years I have written poems, chants, songs, and readers' theatre scripts with science themes that help students work on these reading skills while also reinforcing what we were learning about in science. They enjoy performing them for each other and will quote them for me when they come back and visit.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Drama, Chemistry, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, For All Subjects