Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Social Studies and Literacy

We need more time during the day to teach reading!  I hear this almost weekly.  One way to find more time is to embed Social Studies into your literacy routines.  You can choose non-fiction, content books from the leveled bookroom.  Your small group instruction can be about fluency and social studies! 
Here is a great resource with 7 Ideas for Embedding Social Studies Into Literacy Routines.  I especially like the ideas for studying biographies from Biography Projects from Mrs. Renz.

All of this is found on "The Cornerstone, " a collection of interrelated print and online resources that make your teaching life more effective, efficient, and enjoyable."  The creator is Angela Watson.  Wonderful!


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