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fiction favorites...Cloud Tea Monkeys

Cloud Tea Monkeys, by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham, illustrated by Juan Wijngaard
first published in the U.S. in 2010 by Candlewick Press

High in the thin air of the Himalayas, Tashi lives with her mother in a tiny village. 302 more words


Start Reading Aloud to Your Students Today!

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.  Dr. Seuss

March 4, 2015, is World Read Aloud Day and it’s a great day to start the habit of reading aloud to your students.

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World Read Aloud Day 2015

March 4, 2015 is World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people. 577 more words


"Wait For It..."

Here’s my latest article for Teachers Net Gazette! It’s
all about creating an atmosphere of curiosity and
excitement in the classroom. http://gazette.teachers.net/gazette/wordpress/abigail-flesch-connors/wait-for-it-a-fun-way-to-nurture-childrens-curiosity/ 13 more words

Is a Child Ever Too Old for a Read Aloud?

At School Literacy and Culture our answer to this question is not just “no”, but “absolutely not!” The research agrees.

In this article shared on Read Brightly, the author shares that only 17 percent of children aged 9-11 are read to by parents, but that 83 percent of children aged 6-17 say they enjoy being read aloud to. 215 more words

The Big Book Pile-Up Printables

There’s nothing like fresh, fun paper with lots of blank space to inspire us to fill it up!  I’ve made a few printables that I hope you will find useful no matter how you decide to participate in… 231 more words


3 Tips for Choosing Remarkable Read Alouds

With so many books to choose from, selecting books for read alouds can be overwhelming. Sometimes we can’t seem to find a book that feels right and sometimes we get stuck choosing the same books over and over again because we don’t know where else to look for inspiration. 793 more words