Mentor texts are great for teaching content areas, however, it is also wonderful to use books to teach rules in the classroom. Starting the year off by laying the groundwork for rules and expectations will make the rest of the year run so much smoother! Why Use Books to Teach Rules? "A story … [Read more...] about Books to Teach Rules in the Classroom
Colorful Classroom Read-Aloud: Restart by Gordon Korman In this book ... Chase falls off a roof and has amnesia. He doesn't know who anyone is...including himself. As he goes about the school year, he learns the person he once was and if that is the person he still wants to be. Recommended … [Read more...] about Read-Aloud: Restart
Colorful Classroom Read-Aloud: Say Something! by Peter H. Reynolds In this book ... Reynolds encourages kids to use their voice. He discusses different ways to say something - with words, actions and creativity. Reynolds also explains that your voice is important, even if it feels as though no … [Read more...] about Read-Aloud: Say Something!
Use Books to Celebrate Student Birthdays Birthdays are such a special day for children of all ages. Young kids (heck, even us adults!) are so excited on our day! Why not use books to celebrate student birthdays? One of the most powerful ways to encourage reading in children is to show them how … [Read more...] about How to Use Books to Celebrate Student Birthdays
Colorful Classroom Read-Aloud: How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander In this book ... Kwame shares a poem that he wrote for World Read Aloud Day. He captures the reading experience in this story and shares how truly wonderful books can be. He paints a picture of the journey readers take each … [Read more...] about Read-Aloud: How to Read a Book