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Magic treehouse tales (191 out of 365) #blogaday

http://www.secondstorywindow.net/home/2015/05/why-i-read-magic-treehouse-to-my-students.html

This blog article struck me because many teachers talk about reading books that are above the students’ reading levels since the teacher can help them comprehend it, and students should read simpler books on their own – HOWEVER, this teacher discovered that her students couldn’t connect to the older books. 89 more words

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Reviews: The Tea Party in the Woods & The Good Little Book

Review: The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi
Source: Digital galley courtesy of Kids Can Press via NetGalley. Thank you!
Expected publication: August 1, 2015 by Kids Can Press…
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Mentor Texts

Recently I read another Blog post from Fran which addressed Mentor Texts.

She mentioned the following points that I want to remember:

1. All books that are read aloud to students are NOT considered mentor texts.  228 more words

Read Alouds

The Wheel on the School

Sometimes when a read-aloud book starts out slow, I bride my eldest to hang in there for at least 3-4 chapters before I give her the option of bailing on the book. 179 more words

Global Read Aloud

Today I learned about a program called the Global Read Aloud.  Has anyone else heard or participated in this program?  It was started in 2010 by a 7th grade teacher who wanted to expand her global collaboration. 248 more words

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Review: The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear & Katty Maurey

Review: The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear, illus. Katty Maurey
Source: Digital galley courtesy of Kids Can Press via NetGalley. Thank you!
Expected publication: August 1st 2015 by Kids Can Press…
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Week 37 ~ Our Last Week!

We made it! We made it to the end of our school year!

Our last few weeks have fizzled slightly..we have had a lot going on here; I am currently working on a project, and we had the girls changing bedrooms, which was a lot of work. 410 more words

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