10 Nonfiction Books For Your Classroom

10 Nonfiction Books For Your Classroom

Part of our job as teachers is to instill a love of reading in our students. Some students already love to read – and it is easy for us to feed their interest. Other students simply need a grand story to lose themselves in. To those students, we suggest great novels...
Improve Evidence Based Essays by Teaching Reading

Improve Evidence Based Essays by Teaching Reading

Citing evidence to support your thesis is hard – but adding analysis of that evidence is even harder.I came to this conclusion after teaching evidence-based essays to upper elementary students. Many students understand how to write a thesis statement or the topic...
10 Great Children’s Books that Teach About Nouns

10 Great Children’s Books that Teach About Nouns

There are so many terrific picture books for teaching nouns! Teachers can find children’s books that focus on nouns in general or on specific types of nouns, such as collective nouns. Some books are simple reads – short sentences focused on nouns – while others have a...
Hidden Gems: You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

Hidden Gems: You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

How many of your students might relate to feeling like a social misfit? My guess is all of them – and they will easily relate to Erin Entrada Kelly’s new book, You Go First. Upper elementary students will enjoy reading how the two main characters, Charlotte and Ben,...
Hidden Gems I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Hidden Gems I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Although I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted gets off to a slow start, it is worth hanging in there. Upper elementary readers will relate to Mamie, who doesn’t quite know where she fits in or who she is. The story is set in the summer of 1969, right...
Hidden Gems: Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

Hidden Gems: Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya has won a number of book awards since it was published. The story revolves around Arturo and his attempt to save his family’s restaurant. Readers will enjoy learning about Arturo’s Cuban family and how they built their...
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