Art Integration: the Effects and a Few Implementation Strategies

By Kaldia Nigh Art is a topic that is usually looked at as “just for fun.” That however is not true. There are so many benefits of utilizing the arts into your classroom. According to Gurnon, Voss-Andreae, and Stanley (2013) art helps foster creativity, observational skills, and self-expression. Art also fosters something that many do […]

Pauma After-School Workshop

Nancy Mikhail will be presenting two workshops at Pauma After-School. The first workshop will be about Project-Based Learning and the second workshop will be Language Arts Strategies.   This is a private event. It's only fair to share… Facebook Twitter Pinterest email Print Linkedin StumbleUpon

Language Arts Strategies – Teacher Tidbit #3

Nancy Mikhail gives 3 helpful and interactive language arts strategies you could do with your students that will help you easily differentiate for your students, as well as incorporate various content areas. It's only fair to share… Facebook Twitter Pinterest email Print Linkedin StumbleUpon

Language Arts Strategies

I recently gave a workshop on various Language Arts strategies teachers can use in their classrooms. A few of the activities I talked about were ways to conduct Writer’s Workshop, activities for vocabulary, and how to include different content areas when reading a novel as a class. My favorite part of the workshop was when […]

Move and Learn

By Nancy Mikhail Casey Middle School in Boulder, CO has an interesting teaching model called Fit Lit, in which students combine physical activity with language arts. Students take a 45 minute fitness class followed by a 45 minute language arts class. Val Wheeler and Sarah Friend are both fitness and language arts teachers who lead this […]

Vocabulary Dictionary

Get This Packet Have your students keep their own vocabulary dictionaries to add new vocabulary words they learn throughout the year. Students are able to write the word, draw a picture about the word, and write the meaning of the word. This is a great tool to keep your students accountable for new words they […]