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Thelma the Unicorn Read-Aloud

Thelma the Unicorn Read-Aloud

Thelma the Unicorn Read Aloud Lesson Plans and Activities I discovered "Thelma the Unicorn" by Aaron Blabey at our school's Scholastic Book Fair.  I instantly fell in love with this darling story about learning to love who you are.  Thelma dreams of being a glamorous...

Memoirs of a Goldfish Interactive Read-Aloud

Memoirs of a Goldfish Interactive Read-Aloud

Memoirs of a Goldfish Read-aloud for Kindergarten and First Grade I absolutely loved 'Memoirs of An Elf' by Devin Scillian (and so did my students!). When I saw 'Memoirs of a Goldfish' I knew I had to have it as an interactive read-aloud in my class. Our class...

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...

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!

THE ANATOMY OF A LESSON PLAN