Elementary Reading Teachers


Elementary Reading Teachers

If you've ever sat on a rug in a circle w/an easel, chart paper, big book, chapter book, overhead projector, and a pocket chart, you need to join this group. Let's share some great reading activities!

Members: 314
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2016


Please take a minute to introduce yourself under the "Introductions" discussion forum. (Just click here.) Also, please feel free to begin your own discussion threads by clicking "+Start Discussion" at the end of the discussions list. Help us, help you!

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Looking For iPad-Using Teachers to Get a Free Literacy App from a Kickstarter Project

Started by Johnny Hamilton Feb 22, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi,I've launched a KickStarter Project to build ‘Nonsense Words’, a research-based app to help early readers. In order to reach the funding target by March 20th, backers receive a variety of rewards-…Continue

What's New In Children's Lit?

Started by Michelle TeGrootenhuis. Last reply by Sharron Sims Jul 26, 2013. 13 Replies

So, have you read any new outstanding children's literature? If so, please SHARE! I just got the picture book…Continue

Tags: literature, children's, reading

IRA awards for teachers/researchers using ePals or In2Books - deadline Nov. 15

Started by Dr. Rita Oates Aug 27, 2012. 0 Replies

To honor the memory of Erwin and Esther Zolt, a life-long elementary classroom teacher, IRA announces three grants/award to support teachers or researchers implementing either In2Books (…Continue

Tags: Zolt, reading, project, CCSS, research

What Reading Series Do You Use?

Started by Michelle TeGrootenhuis. Last reply by Kim Sullivan Jun 20, 2012. 17 Replies

Just wondering what reading basal (if any) you all use in your classrooms and what are your thoughts on the it. Also, do you go story, by story through the textbook, or are you allowed to skip…Continue

Tags: basal, elementary, reading

What are skills vs. strategies for teaching reading?

Started by Kate Miller Apr 4, 2012. 0 Replies

I just attended a conference that really changed the way I define what is a reading skill and what is a reading strategy.  My school always used to label inferring, summarizing, etc. as strategies,…Continue

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Comment by Matt Callison on October 14, 2012 at 1:55pm
Good Morning!

My name is Matthew Callison. I am a former elementary teacher working on my PhD in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington.

I am writing to ask for your voluntary participation in an online survey I created as part of a research study I am conducting. The purpose of this study is to learn more about elementary teachers knowledge of, and experience with, student-centered teaching approaches. My hope is that the information gathered in this study can be used to understand how we can better support elementary teachers.

If you are an elementary teacher, please consider participating in this online survey. Your experiences as an elementary teacher are invaluable in helping researchers and teacher educators learn more about how to support teachers like you in your important work.

The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete and does not collect any personal information unless you decide to leave your contact information at the end of the survey.  You can learn more about the study and begin the survey (if you choose to participate) by visiting the link below:


If you know of other elementary teachers who may wish to participate in this study, please forward this information to them.

Thank you for your time.

Matthew Callison
Doctoral Student
Instructional Systems Technology, School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington
Comment by Dana Livne on January 31, 2011 at 4:30pm
I started my class blog in 5th grade reading! http://kidblog.org/MrsLivnesClass/
Comment by Katie Muhtaris on January 22, 2011 at 9:36am

Hi Everyone!  I've been trying to get my blog up and running.  Well, at least posting to it frequently.  Please stop by if you're bored.  I write about all aspects of teaching with a literacy, inquiry, and technology focus.  Thanks!  I'm excited to share ideas with everyone.

Inquiry Live in the Classroom

Comment by Kaylee hutton on October 13, 2010 at 1:09am
Hi.. I am new to Elementary Reading Teachers and thrilled to have stumbled across it. Excited about the prospects of connecting with other elementary tech teachers around World. Looking forward to sharing ideas and improving my skills as an elementary teacher.
Comment by Cem Can on September 13, 2010 at 1:36am
Dear colleagues and friends,

I was just wondering if you had some questionnaire/checklist to obtain data on foreign language teachers' perceptions on the use of Web2.0 tools. I would like to collect data on this topic. The results will be shared here, of course.

Many thanks for your assistance and cooperation in advance.

Cem Can
Comment by Jen Balvanz on February 21, 2010 at 12:39pm
Hello! I teach K-2 Special Education. I took a look at the reading web sites you all have collected and found several sites to use with my students. Websites seem to get my students so excited about reading. Thanks to all of you for your ideas and suggestions!
Comment by Betsy Basom on November 4, 2009 at 5:58pm
Would anyone out there like to read a story electronically to my second grade class in the month of November? My class will return the favor! We could share our stories via Skype, or Voicethread. My school is having a contest to see how many readers we can get to come to our classes this month and we get double points for Skype, or technologically facilitated read-alouds! Send me a message if you are interested. We are a second grade class in an independent school in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Comment by Dr. Rita Oates on October 21, 2009 at 5:42am
New England teachers...will you be at NEATE on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 23-24 at the Providence RI Crowne Plaza Hotel? I'm doing a session on Saturday morning there and would love to have an audience with great questions! www.neate.org
Comment by Kim Kerian on July 7, 2009 at 1:48pm
Has anyone every used "dimdim" for online conferencing for activities such as bookclubs with kids? I am curious because I am seeing it mentioned more and more.
Comment by Pozycjonowanie Poznan on April 2, 2009 at 5:19am
Michelle, where this start discussion? I don't think comments are the best place to ask just because your's almost a year old but maybe someone can help.


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