Have students write a collaborative poem or story using Twitter, IM, Edmodo or Facebook. This way, authors can contribute one word, one line, or several paragraphs.

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Tip 15: Use Literature to Teach Language

Posted on April 16, 2012 in Literacy, News

Trying to teach idioms, homonyms, metaphors, similes, jokes, or sarcasm? Try using picture books and other kiddie lit. There are so many fun titles that can be used with individual students or as part of a whole class lesson.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

Some of my favorites are …

Week 2 WINNER

Posted on April 15, 2012 in News

Rose Striplin is our Week 2 winner! Rose, thank you for commenting on www.paulakluth.com. Please send me your mailing address, and we will send you an autographed copy of “A is for ‘All Aboard’”

The next giveaway book will be …

Tip 14: Literacy e-Tutors

Posted on April 15, 2012 in Literacy, News

If you have students who need opportunities and motivation to practice writing every day, look for e-mail pen pals who would be willing to send messages daily or weekly.

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Students might be especially motivated …

Tip 13: BIG Magnetic Words

Posted on April 13, 2012 in Autism, Literacy, News

Due to motor planning problems, many learners need options for “writing without a pencil”. iPads, keyboards, and even typewriters can work. So can plastic letters, pocket charts, letter tiles, Scrabble pieces, and sentence strips.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

Magnetic poetry kits may also work well, but …

Tip 12: Professionally “Publish” a Personalized Book

Posted on April 12, 2012 in Autism, Literacy, News

Looking for books that your students will find irresistible? Look no further than e-publishing sites like Shutterfly and Snapfish.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

These sites allow users to create polished, colorful, and customized …

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