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Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 1W ago

Thoughts On Life And Learning

I just love the characters from Winnie the Pooh. The stories are whimsical but they are full of truths. I was looking at my stuffed characters that I have for my grandchildren and I decided ...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 1M ago

8 Reading Strategies That Work

Reading strategies are very important for developing good reading skills. They help children to make meaning out of unfamiliar words and ideas in a variety of ways. Many children get stuck w...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 1M ago

Using Games to Teach Skills

Using games and activities that are fun will help to engage children and they will learn skills without realizing that they are learning. It is wonderful to see them taking risks and challen...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 1M ago

A Second Language and Guided Reading Can Go Together

Where does your inspiration come from when creating materials? For me it comes from a need for certain resources in the classroom or for my grandchildren to support them in their learning. ...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 2M ago

6 Steps For Learning a Second Language

Learning a second language doesn't have to be difficult. There are many ways to learn. Today I will be touching on a few strategies and steps that can help. There are 6 steps to foll...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 2M ago

Learning a Second Language

Have you ever noticed that kids seem to learn languages more easily than adults? Children seem to be able to pick up the inflections and sounds more readily and they often mimic accents and ...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 2M ago

French Materials for Teaching Vocabulary and Numbers

Years ago, I taught Grade 1 French Immersion for 4 months and then I taught French Immersion music for several years. My own children also attended French Immersion schools when they were yo...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 3M ago

Running a Guided Reading Program

I have been sharing my approach to using guided reading in the classroom. Today, I would like to walk through a sample guided reading rotation. For the purpose of this example, I am going to...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 4M ago

Guided Reading Tips and Tricks

The key to making guided reading work in the primary classroom is being organized and making sure that the children have been taught the routines and expectations for guided reading time. He...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 4M ago

Making Guided Reading Work In the Primary Classroom

Guided reading is a common component of many classrooms nowadays, but is it working? I have seen many different formats for doing guided reading, and I feel that some work better than others...