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Just Kidding - a book about teasing and then saying you're kidding. Good for theme and perspective.

10 Picture Books that Inspire Creativity {}

Use when kicking off first person narrative writing

Patricia Polacco's New Book - the theme is about cliques and online bullying. Just read it, and it is AWESOME! A must read with your upper elementary and middle kids.

Dex works to build his stamina to become a stronger hero.... encourages students to build their reading stamina.

Being a team player is one of the most valuable skills children need to learn to be successful in life, and this lively picture book teaches just that! Check out the other titles for developing social skills. I will be adding more soon!

"The OK Book" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld... I love using this book at the beginning of the year. It lends itself well to discussions about confidence and self-esteem, as well as simple art activities for a class book.

For kids to read to become great writers - How to write your own Fairy Tale #edu

Synthesizing-{This book is fabulous for teaching synthesis. It's all about a friendship between an elephant and a little girl. It makes the kids wonder whether it's fantasy and they really are friends or if the elephant is an imaginary friend. They change their thinking a few times, and in the end, they learn that the elephant has an imaginary child. I always re-read it one more time once they make this realization!}--from the website

The Clever School Teacher: Book lists complied by reading strategies, writing traits, and common core!!!

Read Alouds By Month & Author! This one post has been read over 35,000 times, come see why! :)