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get kids to love reading litclub

getting kids to love reading with a literacy club: LITClub

mentor text for teaching the scientific method

Grade 4 Buzz: Must Read Mentor Texts - Science Edition

A Little Help for the Teacher: Simile/Metaphor- Books that introduce the concept of similies and metaphors

My new favorite read aloud! Use this student packet along with the "Insight into Characters" (formerly called Following Characters into Meaning) unit by Oakland Schools. The free lesson plans and Common Core reading standards can be found at a link at my store. $

The Best of the Book Lists 2012

4th grade 100 Read Alouds From Lenses on Literacy

Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies: Books, books, & more books for 4th Grade! I know I teach 3rd but...if nothing else they would make good read alouds!

Blog post about why I chose "Wonder" as our next class read aloud... I read this book because my granddaughter's 4th grade teacher started to read it to the class the last week of school. We just had to finish it...glad we did!

4th Grade Teachers- Come and Check out the great read aloud suggestions and share YOUR favorite books! An Educator's Life: "Read-Aloud Round-Up" Book Share

List of excellent read alouds to share with fourth graders - Offered for free by "This Lunch Rox."

books starring princesses who are smart, daring, and aren't waiting around to be rescued

Blog post about how we wrapped up "Flutter--a truly amazing story! 22 out of 22 students gave it ten out of ten!

The United States of YA! Each state represents the setting for the YA book. I feel like a nerd, Ive read a lot of these books, and almost all of the rest are on my to-read list .

What could be more fun to read and discuss in Literature Circles than a great fantasy book? "City of Ember" is a great way to hook your students on Fantasy books." - This is a recommendation from a teacher who loves to use this in her Literature Circles. Learn more about this book and read more reviews of fantasy books recommended by experienced upper elementary and middle school teachers who shared their reviews for this new page on my website.

The Tale of Despereaux is one of my favorite Literature Circle books, and I also love reading it aloud. Visit this page for more Fantasy books for Literature Circles and to read recommendations by other teachers.