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The Sunny Patch: Favorite Third Grade Read-Alouds

Favorite Third Grade Read-Alouds - The Sunny Patch

Get children moving with Mem Fox Books + yoga poses for kids - Kids Yoga Stories

Mem Fox Book and Toddler Yoga - Kids Yoga Stories

"Now Ben" to teach compare and contrast!

Literacy Spark: SS Mentor Text & Blogging Buddies Shout Out

Wonderful end of the year ideas or packing up your classroom organization. Also, good book to read at the end of the year with the kiddos.

Teaching My Friends!: Packing Up the Classroom

Book of Bad Ideas--Use as beginning of the year mentor text to get ideas for short narratives.

#biography #NYPL Once upon a time, American children couldn’t borrow library books....find out the true story of how that changed @ the NYPL. And to learn more about the history of children's books and reading, don't miss our new exhibit - opening today! - “The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter” #KidsLit

Books about death for kids { this is an old post with great books to gently talk with young kids about death. There are added title suggestions in the comments}

mentor texts - figurative language, metaphor - also AAAWWUBBIS! complex sentence structure - great writing prompts and activities

Argument/Persuasion. Clear structure for this kind of writing. Maybe follow with student generated texts using similar structure, different animals (or machines).

Fresh Takes on Teaching Literary Elements: How to Teach What Really Matters About Character, Setting, Point of View, and Theme

Compare and Contrast

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. great for teaching that mistakes are ok...and how to learn from mistakes. So great for setting up a positive learning environment. Good for beginning of year

Book about showing your sorry, not just saying it.

From Phonics to Fluency: Effective Teaching of Decoding and Reading Fluency in the Elementary School (2nd Edition)