Hey there, Teachers! Are you needing some fresh creativity or some new approaches to teaching those adorable yet sometimes difficult-to-manage young learners? At this age, they need a lot of hands-on activities, and maybe you’re running low on ideas. Well, you’ve come to the right spot.

Welcome to More Than Just Reading!

My name is Hannah and I teach English and design lessons, crafts, and activities primarily for the lower elementary grades. Here on my website I share teaching strategies, crafts and activities, and lesson plans and read-aloud stories.

For starters, here are some blogposts you might find helpful:

21 Ways to Interest Children Who Don’t Like Reading

Reading Tips for Visual, Auditory, & Hands-on Learners

A lot of the activities you will find are based on classic children’s books like The Little Golden Books, Beatrix Potter’s animal stories, and the Berenstain Bears series. It’s important for children at this age to develop a love for reading, and what better way to encourage that than using their favorite stories!

These activities are good for all types of students, whether they enjoy reading or not. Students who do not like to read will enjoy the hand-on activities, and students who love to read will enjoy doing the crafts that accompany their favorite books.

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“Teaching children is an accomplishment; getting children excited about learning is an achievement.”

R. J. Meehan

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

Proverbs 9:10

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