The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

May 27, 2015
by jessicaonkenevanmoor

One Teacher’s Story: Using Daily Phonics for Assessment

In my first-grade classroom, I use a variety of Evan-Moor daily practice titles for quick lessons and easy assessments. While I don’t always use the lessons sequentially, I’ve found that these titles are valuable to help students practice a skill … Continue reading

April 16, 2015
by Evan-Moor

Seasonal Activities

My favorite part of school was always the festive decorations. As seasons changed, my classrooms’ décor did, too. When I began my work in after-school programs, I found that it was quite natural to structure themed activities around the seasons, … Continue reading

March 24, 2015
by Evan-Moor

What if my child isn’t reading? Research-based tips to nurture basic reading skills.

Without a doubt, a child’s ability to read proficiently and fluently has proven to be an indicator of success in school. Research shows that “Reading proficiently by the end of third grade is a crucial marker in a child’s educational … Continue reading