Read-Alouds
Do Unto Otters Interactive Read-Aloud

Do Unto Otters Interactive Read-Aloud

Interactive read-aloud and lesson plans This book about manners is a must have for the beginning of the year. It is a great way to start a conversation with students about treating 'otters' the same way you’d like them to treat you. It introduces students to the...

Martin’s Big Words Read-Aloud

Martin’s Big Words Read-Aloud

Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Read-aloud and Lessons We wanted to teach about Martin Luther King Jr. this month during our read-aloud time so we picked an old favorite: Martin's Big Words. We wanted this to be a meaningful read-aloud for the students so we wrote...

Bear Snores On

Bear Snores On

Bear Snores On Interactive Read-Aloud for Kindergarten and 1st Grade I can't resist any of the Bear series by Karma Wilson.  They are my go-to, favorite read-alouds. I enjoy noticing Wilson's ingenious craft and new details as much as my students.  I chose "Bear...

Footprints in the Snow

Footprints in the Snow

Footprints in the Snow Interactive Read-aloud for First and Second Grade I honestly can't believe I haven't been introduced to this story by Mei Matsuoka before now.  I came across it in this month's Scholastic Reading Club order. I instantly fell in love with this...

One Cool Friend

One Cool Friend

This witty story by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by David Small, is a must-have! "One Cool Friend" is structured around a "misunderstanding" between Elliot and his father. When Elliot reluctantly visits the aquarium with his father, he falls in love with the penguins and...

The Anatomy of an Elementary Lesson Plan

In this article we breakdown the 4 key commonents of an elmenetary lesson plan and how to select activities for a lesson plan. Get tips for easy lessson plans, ideas for engaging kids and more!

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