Forty-one tabs. Seriously, I had 41 tabs open on my laptop at once. Forty-one glorious gems that I just could not close, many of them printable resources ready to be utilized immediately. Time spent finding these resources? Probably thirty minutes. Tops.
Anyone who has ever touched Pinterest can attest that it's highly addictive. However, I have found the time I spend on the site to be extremely beneficial. If you haven't heard of this resource yet, you are totally missing out. Forget Googling, and learn how you can peruse the Internet, find incredible educational resources, and share them with your friends in a visually appealing way.
Read this post to learn about some of the quick and easy literacy ideas I've found through Pinterest. I'll also spotlight a few archived posts on literacy, where you'll find many videos and printables.
Photo: Visit The Inspired Apple (tab #32) for some gorgeous anchor chart and lesson ideas.
Out With the Old, and in With the New!
Saved Internet Links: Out
Visual Collections: In, In, In!
One of the things I adore about Pinterest is the visual aspect of searching for sites. For example, when I typed in "literacy anchor charts," a large collection of anchor chart photos with links appeared; within seconds I was completely inspired. I also typed in "literacy resources" and found so many ideas and printable resources, it made me wonder why anyone would go anywhere else, with so much offered in one place. Ten seconds and I found
- a sight word Twister for rainy days or literacy centers
- the idea of using battery-powered closet lights for phonemic awareness practice (fun!)
- a way of using nuts and bolts for word play
- the idea of using paint chips for word family practice
My Pinterest Account: Let the Literacy Sharing Begin!
So, without further ado, here is my personal Pinterest collection of over 100 pins for you to peruse, browse, and drool over. Just click on the image below.
My Pinterest account is less than 24 hours old: it will continue to grow throughout the year. I would be delighted to have you follow me and provide literacy resources for me to add. My current boards include
- Lesson Plan Ideas
- Literacy Anchor Charts
- Literacy Blogs
- DIY Classroom Crafts
- My Personal Collection of Anchor Charts
- My Scholastic blog posts, articles, and unit plans
- My Personal Printables
If you are not careful, several hours will disappear — poof — just like that! So, with that in mind, I don't need to write anymore. One click, and you'll see why it's okay to be addicted to this incredible lesson-planning resource.
Archived Scholastic Posts
With each post I will feature a few of my old blog posts for you. You are free to make comments and ask questions about these older posts at any time. Just click on the image below and you will be directed to the original page.
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