Childrens Books on nature

Fabulous books for young nature lovers. As an Afiliate ad, I may receive a small commission on each sale. Thank you for looking. Anyone who has ever felt a little out of step with the world will identify with this true story of a man who followed his heart and his passion. click here to […]

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Childrens books on bravery

These books are great for teaching bravery and courage in adversity. As part of an affiliate program I may receive a small commission. Thank you for looking.  I Will Be Fierce is a powerful picture book about courage, confidence, kindness, and finding the extraordinary in everyday moments. Click here to buy “Right Now, I Am Brave” […]

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Childrens books for science lovers

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Book Videos

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Name Calling

Children will own the names you call them. Choose your words carefully. This is good advice for teachers, but especially important that parents know this too. They are a child’s first teacher. Call them scholars, call them friends, call them writers, call them mathematicians, call them scientists, call them teachers, call them helpers, call them […]

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Comprehension Strategies

Visualization is Powerful ●Tell students to form a movie in their head as they read. ●You can lead them into this by having them draw as you read aloud. ●Use think alouds. However, NONE of these comprehension strategies is taught in a single mini-lesson. It’s impossible to teach visualization in 15 minutes. Rather, plan and deliver numerous mini-lessons across the […]

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Great Ipad Apps For guided Reading

Use the above link to access a great resource for early readers. The best part is that it will highlight words as they are read.

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CLOSE READING

Close reading is thoughtful, critical analysis of a text that focuses on significant details or patterns in order to develop a deep, precise understanding of the text’s form, craft, meanings, etc. It is a key requirement of the Common Core State Standards and directs the reader’s attention to the text itself. The skills gained from close reading help […]

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Rhyming

Rhyming is a foundational skill for reading. Research tells us that children who have a good understanding of rhyme do better in literacy than children who have poor skills in this area. Including a regular routine of songs and rhymes into a child’s day supports early speech and language development. It is a foundational reading […]

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Reading FLUENCY

•Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with expression •A fluent reader reads smoothly and is interesting to listen to. Ways to Foster Fluency: Repeated Readings Readers Theater Shared Reading Parner Reading Choral Reading Books on Tape Echo Reading Fluency video

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