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

Read More

Fun, Mouth-Watering Gingerbread Books

I’ve always loved the tale of the gingerbread man. True, we could feel sad that a walking and talking anthropomorphic being has been eaten. But we’re talking gingerbread

Read More

Persuading with Research: A Writing Lesson based on Hey, Little Ant

Reading Hey, Little Ant with kids is a great way to practice writing to persuade. I also believe that it is important to be informed when we make decisions.

Read More

Write a Mini-Book: Easy Guided Research Project about a State

The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller is a silly fictional book. I think we all know that the states are not alive and able to pick

Read More

Write with Creative Word Choice: A Mini-Lesson using Two Bad Ants

I’ve always had a special space in my heart for Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg because of the memories associated with it. Somehow, my teacher knew how to reach me

Read More

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

Read More