Social Emotional

teddy talks: part 1

Creative thinking, Descriptions, STEM, ELA K-2, ELA Kindergarten

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Overview                 

Teddy Talks are about creating something new and sharing it with the world! 

Download our Teddy Talks: Design your own scooter and Teddy Talks: Design your own drone activities below. 

These activities encourage creative thinking. Design, draw, label, and describe your very own scooter and drone! What does it look like? What can it do? Who can use it?


Common Core alignment: 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.K.2 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.

Activities

Sample Pack

Virtual Learning

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Deep Dive

Read our report on the Science of Reading. Research-based reading instruction must incorporate the 5 pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. 

This report provides an easy to understand overview of each of these pillars and explains the important connection between how the brain learns to read (the Neuroscience of Reading) and how we teach children to read (The Science of Reading Instruction). It also explains why helping children build connections between letters and sounds, through phonics and phonemic awareness, is so crucial for the developing reading mind. This report is perfect for sharing with colleagues, friends, and to Google Classroom!

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