Encourage a Variety of Books with Badges for Books Challenge

To challenge my children to step outside of their reading comfort zone, we’ve been working on the Badges for Books genre reading challenge. Badges for Books is a

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The Best Poetry Anthologies for Children

It’s poetry month! I love poetry, and I’ve found some wonderful resources for children that my son also loves. Here are a few of the best poetry anthologies

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Picture Books to Inspire Unique Story Organization

I  had a lot of fun considering favorite picture books as I considered the variety of ways one could organize a story. So many times in elementary school

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An Introduction to U.S. Geography inspired by folktales

Before we jump in to our lessons about American history, I wanted to make sure my daughter had a general understanding of the geography of the USA. The United

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Treasure Island-Inspired Compass Treasure Hunt

I’ve recently finished reading Treasure Island in the original and unabridged language with my son. In Treasure Island, young Jim Hawkins travels across the ocean to a remote island, where

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Practice Writing with Personal Note Cards

It is about time that I provided a blank note card alternative to my Thank You Cards product for my son’s personal use. ‘Tis the Season for….writing Christmas

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Second Grade Curricula

It’s hard to believe, but I’m ready to share my curricula for my son’s grade year. My daughter, at age 2, is going to be enjoying learning too,

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Six Traits Sunday: Word Choice

I have struggled to decide what book to feature for word choice this week. I’ll try to think of more for next week. One that comes to mind

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Six Traits Sunday: Voice in A River of Words

On my reading blog, I’m about to begin a poetry reading month. So I thought for my Six Traits Sunday about voice, I’d focus on a picture book

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Six Traits Sunday: Ideas

A fellow blogger is hosting a weekly blog hop for the next six weeks about the 6 Traits (TM). Since I am going to be teaching the 6

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Product Redesign of Paul Bunyan’s America

I am so excited about the redesign of the first product I sold in my TeachersPayTeachers store. Paul Bunyan’s America can be found in My Shop, , and Teacher’s

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Exploring American History: Jefferson versus Adams

I am fascinated by the John Adams and Thomas Jefferson dynamic. The fierce politics that ruptured their friendship and then their tender written correspondence in their later years simply

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