The Best Christmas Songs Picture Books

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is celebrating by reading Christmas picture books with my young children. Another favorite part of the season for me is

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A Christmas Carol Characters Crowns for Christmas Carol Readers Theater

I am so excited that today we got to do a fantastic readers theater Christmas party with our homeschool friends. We read the Christmas Carol Readers Theater script that

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Learn to Compare and Contrast using A Tale of Two Beasts

We compare the perspective of the two characters in A TALE OF TWO BEASTS, beginning with a Venn diagram to brainstorm. A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona

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Favorite Fall Picture Books and Lessons for Early Elementary

It cooled off! This Monday morning feels like fall. Today, in celebration of the coming of the new season, I have two great fall picture books to share with

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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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Learning Science History through Literature-Rich Curriculum

I love history. My son loves science. We both love great books. So when I had a chance to take a look at Beautiful Feet Books’ History of

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Story Outlining and Retelling Using a Wordless Book

The Red Book by Barbara Lehman is a wordless picture book, so it may not be the first to come to mind when considering a book to “read

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Encouraging Independent Quiet Time for a Preschooler

If there is one thing my preschooler does not like, it is being alone: playing alone, resting alone, eating alone. You name it, she always wants someone right

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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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Goal Setting Compare Contrast Writing

In Tia Isa Wants a Car and A Chair for My Mother, kids work towards earning money for a goal. Although they are very different stories, the goals

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Book Talk Tuesday: Six Life Lessons Learned from Tom Sawyer

For Book Talk Tuesday, I want to share about a book I’m reading with my six-year-old son: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. I love this book, so I

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Book Suggestions Requested for K-5 Co-op Class

Yes, the year just ended. But I really am starting to plan for next year. I’m hoping someone can give me some ideas for my chapter books “spine”

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