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Literacy a la carte & Fun for Early Learners
Thursday March 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Kim Adsit, 2002 Teacher of the Year and author
Sponsored by Frog Street Press
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You are sure to find just the right mix of activities to teach literacy on this menu of learning fun!
In this webinar, Kim shared ways to use puppets, games, activities, props, and songs to develop meaningful lessons that will grow dendrites—connections within the brain that make children smarter– as they learn letters, rhyming, word families, story elements and much, much more! Discover ways to stir up some literacy success in your little learners when you develop activities that appeal to the different multiple intelligences. Kim also shared a plethora of ideas that develop the love of reading. She modeled how to take a selection of literature and develop a strategic lesson that will have your little ones applying their learning to new pieces of literature. Kim says, “The brain learns by pattern, but seeks novelty.” In this webinar see just what that means in action!
- Using puppets, props and other novelties with purpose.
- Identifying activities that produce dendrites.
- Developing strategic lessons for teaching the literature standards.
Kim Adsit, 2002 Teacher of the Year, taught kindergarten for over 28 years. Focusing on developing curriculum and strategies that incorporate child centered activities, she emphasizes the fun of kindergarten by tapping into the curiosity of young children that plants the seed for lifelong learning. Kim has been selected as an Expert Teacher and serves as a teacher mentor. She holds a bachelors and masters from Georgia College and State University, a Specialist Degree in Early Childhood Education as well as an At-Risk Endorsement. Kim has co-authored 5 books and produced many teacher resources that are available on the teacherspayteachers.com website.
Stephen Fite is an award-winning musician/writer whose albums have received eighteen nationally recognized honors. Suitable for the classroom, car or living room, his upbeat brand of children’s music has been delighting students, teachers and parents around the nation for three decades.