Category Archives: Reading

Back to School “Classroom Beauty Pageant” – win an FVR Library!

Calling all classroom world language teachers! We have an awesome opportunity for you to win a FREE classroom library or set of novels! All you have to do is give us a “PEEK” into your classroom space! We are looking for the most beautiful, creative, comfortable, inspiring and student-friendly classrooms on the planet. Your efforts…

Upcoming live webinars: How to teach a novel

Join our team of teacher-authors on July 27 for a series of live webinars! Carol will demonstrate how to connect to the character(s) and the text, how to increase comprehension and how to inspire HOT (higher order thinking). Learn how to prepare the class using strategic pre-reading activities and how to engage even your most…

Embedded Reading, Part 2: Reasons and ways to use Embedded Reading by Michele Whaley

  The first part of this article shared important features of Embedded Reading. The final version of the text is one that students might not be confident of reading at first glance. The teacher reduces or limits the text to critical elements for the first version. The teacher inserts dialogue, description, and information in manageable…

TPRS in the Elementary Classroom by Niki Tottingham

Rewind to me four years ago sitting in my first Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling® (TPRS) workshop. I was learning about great reading and storytelling techniques but I couldn’t wrap my mind around one thing: how does this work in the elementary classroom? How do I make reading an integral part of my curriculum when…

Reader’s Theater by Dustin Williamson

There are many different comprehensible input activities that can be done while reading a TPRS Publishing novel. My all-time favorite is Reader’s Theater. Nothing gets my students more excited and more engaged than acting out a scene. I find Reader’s Theater is also a great way to camouflage reading and to become the book. (Read You…