There are various factors that foster motivation among children; for instance, making real-world connections when teaching. It is important that teachers create a classroom that motivates children to be engaged. When children are more engaged they are more academically successful.
Assessment: Portfolios are always important in terms of tracking progress in students learning. A motivating factor of the wizard wall is the ability to show classmates creative expression in addition to literacy progress
INSTRUCTION: Incorporate a literacy corner that includes both fiction and non-fiction texts. Can also decorate the corner monthly to have a motivating reading atmosphere that is relevant to the themes/stories being read in the class at that time.
I love that students get to take pictures of things around the school that they are interested in and then write about it. I also appreciate the fact that children are encouraged to write what they can (as a teacher we know that this means they are writing at their ability level). Furthermore, teachers can look at what the children are writing, and this can inform the guidance they provide to their students.