Kids like sharing books. I've had students pass books from hand to hand outside of class for weeks because they found them so compelling. Paper books are superior in almost every way. Digital books are infinitely better than no books, but begin thinking about how to budget for and [...]
It's here! I have been working on this book for a year and a half, (well, actually, my whole career). And it's finally done. This is the best of what I teach teachers. It is some of the best work I have ever written, a distillation of all my [...]
This just-published unit can be the first full story of the school year for a Spanish I class. It can be told at the beginning of the second or third week of class, or it can be saved until later. It explains how to get students reading right away. [...]
If we want student to retain vocabulary, they need to experience it over and over, not just a few times on a list or in a project. Reading does this.
'Comprehensible' and 'Interesting' nine times in kid-friendly language... Find a printable version of this post on the 'Free Stuff' page of my website, brycehedstrom.com, in the 'Reading' section.
To become fluent, students need to be reading tens of thousands of words in the target language. They need to read not just occasionally, but all the time, beginning in level 1. All of these quotes about teaching reading come from Bryce's new reading workshop. Contact him at email@example.com [...]