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Looking For Reading Articles That Deal With Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and one of the most effective teaching strategies is to combine the curriculum with real life.

Now you can do just that with these wonderful articles from… 52 more words

Reading Strategies

So Many Cats!

I stumbled across this fun book a few years ago when I was browsing the clearance section of a local bookstore. It was on sale for less than two dollars, and as I glanced through it I decided it was certainly worth at least that much. 280 more words


Read Aloud.

About five years ago I was laid off from LAUSD and, begrudgingly and against my better judgement, I took a job as a math teacher for a charter school.   492 more words

Older Students

Picture Book Reviews: Blue Ethel & A Funny Thing Happened at the Museum...

Review: Blue Ethel by Jennifer Black Reinhardt
Source: AR courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you!
Expected publication: May 30, 2017 by Farrar Straus & Giroux… 814 more words


Dr. V's favorite classics: Bea and Mr. Jones

After the other day’s ranty post about an overrated classic, today let’s celebrate an underrated one!

Bea and Mr. Jones, by Amy Schwartz. Harcourt, 1982. 635 more words


UGH: Rainbow Fish

Inquisitive mop-top: But why does the Rainbow Fish give away all of his scales, Dr. V?

Dr. V: Because, darling, the community surrounding Rainbow Fish… 499 more words


Author Spotlight: Sara Varon

This has gone on long enough. It is high time we discussed Sara Varon.

Last year, Varon released a collection of short stories, comics, and journal entries that discuss her creative process called… 847 more words