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Perseverance and the Story Formed Life

This week we finished reading Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.  It is a story about the 1936 United States Rowing team that participated in the Berlin Olympics. 709 more words


Reading Allowed: Ten Compelling Middle School Read-Alouds by Maggie Bokelman — Nerdy Book Club

In today’s teach-to-the-test climate, some administrators discourage or even prohibit classroom read-alouds, especially for secondary students. I don’t have to trumpet the benefits of reading aloud to followers of “The Nerdy Book Club,” but what can you do if you’re told there’s no time because there’s too much “important” material to cover, or because the […]

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Middle School

Read Alouds for Early Grades

Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard, illustrations by James Marshall

The children love their teacher, Miss Nelson. When they start behaving badly, throwing spitballs in class and tossing paper airplanes, Miss Nelson fails to show up for school. 442 more words


Anh Do: WeirDo

Anh Do: WeirDo: A class read-aloud that has continued to grow and develop.

As I am about to start on traditional read-aloud during snack time, well the 3rd year in row makes it a tradition right?, I think back to its beginnings and what has happened because of reading this particular book to my G3 classes. 1,173 more words

A Few of My Favorite Things {March 2016}

The good stuff from this month: online, in print, and in real life. ~Elizabeth

Easter morning was incredible, probably the best Easter service I’ve ever attended. 4,543 more words


Picture Book Reviews: Mamasaurus & Sing a Season Song

Review: Mamasaurus by Stephan Lomp
Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you!
Publication: March 8, 2016 by Chronicle Books
Verdict: Good/Very Good
Book Description:
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The Road to Ratenburg by Joy Cowley @geckopress : heaps of adventure for a family of rats in this great read-aloud novel

The Road to Ratenburg

By Joy Cowley

Illustrated by Gavin Bishop

ISBN 9781776570751

Gecko Press

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel all about a family of rats on their quest to find Ratenburg. 241 more words

Primary School