Hameray Classroom Literacy Blog

Teacher Spotlight: Reading Activities From Tammy Ferrell of 1, 2, 3 Teach With Me
It goes without saying that we, at Hameray Publishing, love and appreciate the hard work and dedication that teachers bring to their classrooms on a daily basis! Our mission is to support literacy learning by developing effective reading materials that help you, as educators, to achieve your classroom goals. When we have the chance, it is our pleasure to give back to the teaching community with contests like the Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway. Not only is this an opportunity to show our support to classroom teachers, we are thrilled to share Joy Cowley’s wonderful storytelling with a new generation of budding readers.

As an educational publisher, we are lucky to frequently interact with exceptional educators. Inspired by their wonderful work, in the classroom and out, we are launching a new feature on our blog called the Teacher Spotlight where we will highlight inspirational teachers, their ideas, lesson plans, and projects. We hope that by sharing these creative ideas it will benefit children around the world.

Our first Teacher Spotlight recognizes Tammy Ferrell, who authors the wonderful blog 1...2...3  Teach With Me. Tammy was a classroom teacher for ten years and is now a stay-at-home mom who utilizes all of her teaching savvy by developing fun, new activities to educate her children. Tammy recently reviewed Mrs. Wishy-Washy and the Big Wash and wasted no time in preparing some terrific extension exercises to pair with a guided reading activity for her son.  

Look at this great chart!  Tammy created it to help foster reading comprehension through asking some very simple questions about the setting/characters/problem/solution.  She has also made a category named "What I learned" to stimulate creative thinking. 

To further extend the learning, Tammy made this fun matching game that introduces synonyms. (She has a great anecdote about it on her blog, so be sure to follow the link to her website at the end of this post.)

 

DO YOU HAVE CREATIVE WAYS OF TEACHING READING TO YOUR STUDENTS OR CHILDREN? SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS AND WE MAY JUST FEATURE YOU IN OUR TEACHER SPOTLIGHT. EMAIL YOUR IDEAS TO JACQUELINE@HAMERAYPUBLISHING.COM

For the full blog post and lesson plan on 1...2...3 Teach With Me, including Tammy's review of Mrs. Wishy-Washy and the Big Wash, please click here.  

For a free brochure on the Joy Cowley Collection where you can find other leveled reading stories about Mrs. Wishy-Washy and friends, please click on the image below: