Kids struggle with things all the time. Pushing through when things are tough doesn't come easy to kids who struggle. It takes practic...
One of the nicest ways to include every child in your classroom is with thematic teaching. I love the warm smell of gingerbread and...
I love a good book with a great character. Don't you? Characters can grab kids' attention, help them connect to the story, and...
Celebrate winter with a fun mitten theme. Imagine how excited your students will be with great mitten literature, craftivities, and m...
  Vocabulary knowledge is one of the biggest indicators to reading success. How do we as educators support vocabulary growth? One of the ...
December is here, and this is the perfect time to explore reindeer. Believe it or not, there are TONS of learning options that ca...
One of the toughest skills for young readers to learn is to infer what isn't stated by the author. For students who lack experiences...
Can you imagine peanutbutter without jelly or peas without carrots? Well, there are book titles that seem to come together in pairs too. T...
Who loves Jan Brett?  Me!  I bet you can tell too!  Jan Brett's books are a favorite this time of year.  Whether you discove...
One of the most important skills we can teach our children is to make and confirm predictions. Why? Well, it "keeps their head i...
Kathleen Applegate is the well known author of the book, The One and Only Ivan , but she's also the author of several picture b...