“Where are we going, Pooh.”
“Home, Piglet. We’re going home because that’s the best thing to do right now.”— A.A. Milne
With students home from school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their normal educational routines have been disrupted. As a result, teachers are being asked to provide lessons digitally and through new means of virtual engagement. Additionally, parents and caregivers are being asked to homeschool and oversee their children’s learning in a new way. This is undoubtedly putting a lot of stress on all parties as they strive to keep young people engaged and learning despite the unusual circumstances of this time.
To attempt to lessen the stress for educators and parents, I’m going to be sharing some reading engagement and lesson plan ideas, along with activities and resources that may be helpful at this time. My goal is to provide non-stressful ideas to keep kids excited about reading and learning, without the stress of tests, book reports, or other objective markers. If we can keep kids and teens reading during this time, they will engage with vocabulary, ideas, and critical thinking that will help them to pick up where they left off when this health crisis is behind us.
Please bear with me as I continue to add information and resources over the coming days and weeks. To see what is currently available, go to the K-12 Resources tab on the menu bar and choose from the following options: Printables (infographics, activity sheets), or K-12 Reading + Learning (reading engagement activities and lessons). And, as always, please feel free to connect with me via the Contact link, or by finding me on Instagram or Twitter.