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Language Arts and Secrets: Establishing the Link

To students, secrets are often exciting and forbidden. Even more sought after are games that allow children to keep secrets or satisfy the curiosity behind a secret. What if you used this concept to teach language arts? After all, language arts is one subject that's built upon communication. Why not use your language arts curriculum as a tool for discovery?
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Language Arts and Secrets: Establishing the Link
  • The Classroom Key

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    theclassroomkey.com
    theclassroomkey.com
    Kendra Hadnott says:
    The Classroom Key is the go-to resource for teachers who want to use fun, educational material to teach language arts. It includes a variety of mediums for every type of learner (videos, worksheets, etc.). There's something in there for every educator and learner!
  • readwritethink.org
    readwritethink.org

    A Getting-Acquainted Activity Using My Teacher’s Secret Life

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    Kendra Hadnott says:
    This lesson plan can be adapted to fit any K-8 child. It cleverly combines the act of revealing secrets with a common language arts activity, book writing.
  • thirteen.org
    thirteen.org

    Shh! It’s a Secret!

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    Kendra Hadnott says:
    Students learn about code and oral history in this lesson on secrets. To add a language arts touch, have students draft their own fictional group books about their own cultures and histories.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    Sometimes, children can even keep secrets from themselves! Break the ice with this book on how to use a type of code to communicate with children. From a professional development standpoint, this resource does two things: 1. It allows language arts educators to be more effective in their communication with children. 2. It shows how codes and secrets really are a form of communication.
  • schoolcounselingbyheart.com
    schoolcounselingbyheart.com

    I’ve Got a Secret . . .

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    Kendra Hadnott says:
    This is a great resource for helping younger children understand the concept of secrets. Use a language arts activity to reinforce the ideas that you'll learn in this blog and the recommended reading.
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BloomBoard Asks:How might you use secrets to teach a less abstract subject like math?