The Great Chicago Fire: Free Upper Elementary Resources
Do you remember singing the silly campfire song about old Mother Leary who left a lantern in her shed? It goes like
Honoring 9/11 – A Delicate Balance
Each year on September 11th, we reflect on a series of horrific events that changed the course of history. As a teacher,
How to Earn 10,000 Scholastic Bonus Points (or More!)
Did you know that Scholastic offers a fabulous back-to-school deal that makes it possible to get thousands of bonus points with your
Book Donation Bonanza: Free PD Books for Schools!
The publishing world keeps changing, and sometimes those changes happen so fast we don’t see them coming. That’s exactly what happened to
Child-Centered Reading Conferences
by Carolyn Wilhelm, Guest Blogger
Oh, the joy of a really great novel with just enough suspense that the reader can barely put
Getting Started with Classroom Book Clubs
Have you considered implementing Literature Circles in your classroom, but you didn’t because you weren’t sure how to get started? Or maybe
How to Track Oral Reading Fluency
Fluent readers not only sound more expressive when they read aloud, but they also comprehend the text far better than those who are not as fluent. That makes perfect sense when you consider how
5 Reader’s Theater Myths Debunked (and Tips to Make it Work in YOUR Class!)
Guest post by Sarah Wiggins
I first heard about reader’s theater in college and thought, “How fun! I will definitely do that when I have a class of my own.” When I did get my
20 Reading Skills to Teach with The Name Jar
Guest post by Shawna Devoe
My name is Shawna and I am the author of The Picture Book Teacher’s Edition blog. I believe that every book offers opportunities to compare, connect, infer, question, and
How to Cure the Classroom Library Blues
Advice from Real Teachers Series
Are you feeling the classroom library blues? Whether you have a huge book collection or you’re just getting started, the cure is finding a checkout system that works for you.
12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers
I think I must have been born with a book in my hand! My parents told me that from the moment I learned to read, I would read everything in sight, from cereal boxes
Literature Circles – Common Core Aligned & Fun!
Motivate Kids to Love Reading!
It’s February, and your students are tired of the same old routines in reading. They’re ready for a change, and you are, too. But if you teach in a Common