Tag Archives: literacy

Storytelling With Children – Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: The reason storytelling has been a mainstay of communication for centuries goes far beyond imparting words to tell a story.  Words come to life when spoken aloud.  People have to listen, stretch their minds, and … Continue reading

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Little House in the Big Woods – Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: I began reading aloud a new chapter reading book, Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  In thirty minutes, I had read only four pages.  Four!  There was so much happening in the … Continue reading

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The Lunchbox Note and Storytelling: Lifetime Lessons  from Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: Lunchtime in the classroom with fifteen preschoolers is very busy.  Once containers are opened, hot foods are heated, milk straws are inserted into their boxes, and napkins are found, things change.  Drastically.   Lunch becomes … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: Jennie Fitzkee – How Reading-Aloud Made Me the Teacher and Person I Am Today

My very first day of teaching preschool in Massachusetts, thirty-two years ago, was both career and life altering.  Lindy, my co-teacher, asked me to read the picture books to children each day after our Morning Meeting.  Sure (gulp)!  I was … Continue reading

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Under pressure

Simon at A Certain Measure of Perfection posted this link to the UK National Year 2 Grammar Test. Click through and take the test we are asking our seven year olds to be able to complete. Expecting it to be a … Continue reading

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