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Picture Books to Teach Literary Techniques

I've been sharing a little series of posts about how to use living literature to teach writing - specifically, narratives and persuasive pieces.  In this post, I'm focusing less on a particular sty...


Tattling Troubles: Fostering Kindness in the Classroom

Do you have tattling troubles? No matter how many ways I have tried to cut down on tattling it always seems to creep it's way back into my classroom. This year is no different. I have decided to take a different approach this week and focus on KINDNESS. Kindness is the key!

from No Time For Flash Cards

Read & Draw Picnic - Comprehension Activity

List of books in this post that are great for kiddos to draw what they are hearing while you read the stories, then have them retell what they drew/remember. Great discussion method.

from Mrs. Jones' Creation Station

USA Books for Little Learners

Mrs.Jones' Creation Station - Children's Books about America to expose little learners to history, symbols, customs, etc.

from Cheshire, CT Patch

Recommended Wordless Picturebooks

Recommended Wordless Picturebooks. | A great #picturebook does not always need words to make it worth sharing. Wordless picture books can still help a young child learn to love books and set them on the path to being a great reader. Enjoying a well-done picturebook with no words can help a child build their comprehension skills, predict what will happen next, and enhance their ability to take words and meaning from pictures...

16 Favorite 1st Grade Picture Books - These are great as they include beautiful illustrations kids still enjoy at this age, but with more complex stories and rich vocabulary kids need in first grade. This even includes a free printable list to take to the library perfect for parents and homeschool families.

from Kath Murdoch

Inspiring inquiry through picture books.

Blog post from Kath Murdoch suggesting picture books that promote an inquiring mind Oct 2015

Download this FREE QR Code activity to scan and view FREE videos of picture books read aloud! Perfect to use as a take home activity or listening center! Over 60 stories linked! ~Nadine :)

10 Math Books 6-9 Year Olds Will Love Math can seem a very daunting endeavor when you’re beginning to learn complex concepts. Reading picture books is a great way to make math more accessible to our children. If you want to show your 6-9 year old just how fun math can be, take a look at these great math books!