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May-Related Resources and Reading

May is the month we celebrate Get Caught Reading Month, National Inventor's Month, and National Pet Month. Explore resources related to these three topics and our Infusing Technology blog, which is filled with great resources and reading!     

Get Caught Reading Month

Leverage this collection of articles created by an experienced library/media specialist in your instruction. Each piece includes book suggestions, activities, extensions, and standards. Topics include summer reading for teachers, the Civil War, etc.

Discover new ways to get your students reading about various topics »

National Inventors Month

May is National Inventors Month, a perfect time to infuse your social studies and science lessons with information about past and present inventors and inventions. Peruse this collection to find resources for all ages.

Introduce your students to inventors »

National Pet Month

Celebrate the benefits and rewards of owning a pet (or several)! Check out this Reading Trek about one cat’s journey to reunite with her family. Use the activities in the instructional guide to engage your students in reading about this unique pet.

Explore the book and map, which includes locations from the story »

Infusing Technology Blog

You may be familiar with our blog, but did you know that there are options on the left side of the page that you can use to search for specific topics? You can also scroll down a bit farther and click on keywords in the tag cloud to find relevant posts.

Read about strategies, tools, frameworks, and more »

This Week at TeachersFirst

Events and learning opportunities are blooming this week. Learn something new during our virtual workshop on Tuesday (May 3) and our bi-monthly Twitter chat on Thursday (May 5). This week is also Teacher Appreciation Week and National Nurses Week—and we're grateful for both! Finally, we’ve included resources for Star Wars Day, and we kindly ask for your input in our weekly poll. 

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Tuesday, 5/3, 7 PM ET

OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools for Language Learners

Join us to learn about three tools you can use with language learners at all levels to incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening in your lessons. Understand the needs of language learners within the classroom and explore three excellent tools.

Plan for the use of these tools in your instructional setting »

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Thursday, 5/5, 8 PM ET

Twitter Chat: Strategies and Resources for Language Learners

Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. During this chat, participants will discuss ways to use technology to empower language learners in the classroom and explore instructional strategies that support language learners.

Share tips, resources, and tech tools »

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Teacher Appreciation Week (5/2–5/6)

Thank You, Teachers!

This week we pause to thank our teachers, who have made enormous sacrifices and have continued to forge ahead through the trials of the last two years. More than ever, you deserve appreciation. Find online tools for your students to use to say thank you!

Help students thank other educators with these tools »

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Thanking nurses (5/6–5/12)

National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week starts this Friday (May 6), which is also National School Nurse Day. Our nurses have gone beyond anyone’s expectations this year. Support their work by sharing this collection of resources related to health and proper hygiene.

Read all about medicine and health »

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Star Wars Day

Cartoons and Comics

As educators, it is important that we recognize our students’ hobbies, passions, and affinities. One of those interests may be Star Wars. In honor of Stars Wars Day (May 4th), we’re sharing a blog post about using cartoons and comics in the classroom.

Have your students create comics related to their interests »

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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

This week, our poll asks: “Does your class participate in Get Caught Reading Month?” Share your response and view the replies of other educators once you click submit.

Get involved in Get Caught Reading Month »

Six More Educational Resources

Discover an additional six areas of TeachersFirst to use in your lessons.

Classroom Planning Calendar

Classroom Connection Events

Special Topics

Reading Treks

Mother’s Day

Formative Assessment Resources

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