Day 4 in Big Time Literacy's Blog Challenge.
Today's topic: what is my favorite subject to teach?
To be totally honest--it is whatever has been really prepared. If I am super ready for math, it is that lesson. Or if I have a fantastic reading comprehension lesson with connections, practice and an anchor chart that we create together, well, it has to be that. And, if perchance I have an ag lessons that crosses ELA and math and the kids were very engaged, you guessed it, that is my favorite.
But if we are talking about in general, most of the year, I'm gonna say: ELA. As a special ed teacher I taught a lot of lessons related to decoding, and I really loved that. This past year Mrs. Jones and I delved into teaching reading comprehension strategies (prior knowledge, making connections, visualization, etc.) and reading skills (main idea & details, character, setting, plot, cause & effect, etc.). We scoured TpT for great lessons/units and rocked many lessons in the 3rd and 4th quarters.
This next year our district has adopted Wonders for our ELA instruction. We are really excited to follow the sequence and use the knowledge we gained this last year to give our students wonderful instruction.
Thanks Michelle for this fun challenge. Head on over to her blog with me and spend some time this holiday learning about my friends.
So, I'm curious... reader friends--what is your favorite subject to teach?