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 Read more
Book Character Day – Fun and Educational!
Is there a school district anywhere that still allows traditional Halloween activities? Most elementary students love to dress up on Halloween, but many schools no longer allow Halloween parties and activities. However, there’s fun and educational way to sneak in a dress-up Read more
Literary Lunch Bunches Foster Love of Reading
Most teachers have heard of Literature Circles, or Classroom Book Clubs, but many find it difficult to add them to an already packed Read more
Powerful Little Books – Perfect for Little Hands
A few days ago I received a special package in the mail, one that I had been eagerly anticipating. It was a collection Read more
The Power of Audio Books
Most kids love to listen to audio books, but did you know that this practice is also extremely effective for improving reading comprehension Read more
Tips for Teaching Informational Text
About the only thing we can count on in education is that something is Read more
Power Reading Workshop and The Daily 5
Comparing and Contrasting Two Models
“How does Power Reading Workshop fit with the Daily 5?”
I’ve been asked that question several times recently, so I Read more
Fun Twist on Book Reports!
Five Looks on a Book is a simple and fun activity that offers a nice twist on the traditional book report. Students name five adjectives Read more
Picture Perfect Teaching with Children’s Books
By Debbie Clement, Guest Blogger
What a joy to share with you today from my perspective as a previous Elementary School Art teacher evolved now Read more
Heartfelt Causes & Effects
Last week I read an adorable book called Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. I checked the copyright date and Read more