We had a blast selecting books for our October bundle. We chose a couple of new best sellers, and a few old favorites this month. We selected stories that were complex enough, they would lend themselves to span across 3-4 days. We plan to dive deep and cover many Common Core … [Read more...] about October Read-Alouds!
Meet Beekle the Unimaginary Friend! If you haven't read this book to your class yet, they are missing out! This creative story will ignite your students' imaginations as they travel to a place of imaginary friends and unbreakable bonds between real friendship. The book is … [Read more...] about The Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend Interactive Read-Aloud
Speaking and listening Strategies Speaking and listening are arguably some of the most important skills that students will need in the real world. Every relationship and job requires speaking and listening skills, however, I believe these standards are the most overlooked in the … [Read more...] about Discussion Strategies and Accountable Talk in the Classroom
Do you love reading aloud to your students? We do too! It is one of our favorite times of the day. It is a time when we come together as a class and escape into a fantasy world for a short period. Our students instantly become mesmerized by the stories. We love watching … [Read more...] about Teaching the Core One Read Aloud at a Time
You may have heard a lot about close reading over the last few years as the Common Core State Standards have been implemented throughout much of the country. Or, the idea of close reading may still be new to you. Through trial and error in our own classrooms, we have come to an … [Read more...] about What is Close Reading?