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Text Dependent Questions

Text Dependent Questions

Text Dependent Questions for Elementary Grades If there is a literacy topic I feel passionate about, it’s text dependency.  I became a teacher in the era of “text to self” connections. In my early teaching years, I was a pro at teaching kids to make personal...

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...

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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