So, you finally landed your first classroom, and your head is swimming with new teacher advice and recommendations for your first year. You have probably gotten a lot of great new advice for your first year! Listed here are 10 things that you may not have heard yet but that will hopefully reduce your stress as a new teacher.
Teach your child to read by introducing phonics games and reading activities at home. Phonics plays an important role in teaching children to read. It helps children understand that certain letter combinations make specific sounds. Once children understand a specific phonics pattern (word family) they can identify new words that use that same word pattern. Practicing phonemic awareness at home helps children decode words and increases their word recognition, which ultimately increases their reading fluency.
Students who struggle with writing have probably been deterred further by the transition to distanced or at-home learning. Though they may feel more discouraged or unmotivated at home, there are plenty of ways you can still promote creative writing skills, whether you’re the student’s teacher or parent! Here are some tips and strategies you can use to encourage reluctant writers!
Teach your students to read with phonics worksheets, activities, and games. Build strong reading foundations in kinder, first grade, and second grade students.
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