Students create a T-shirt design inspired by the book they read. Coolest book reports ever! Lots of great examples.

Students create a T-shirt design inspired by the book they read. Picture on the front and a motto for the book on the back! Coolest book reports ever! You could also have the students design a shirt inspired by a historical figure.

I strongly believe in cooperative learning and will incorporating lots of partner and group work into my teaching. I think it is important that students know how to talk to one another during partner work though. This provides great examples of questions and sentence prompts that could be used during partner work.

When students are in book buddies, here's some ideas for helping them discuss their books. Partners talk about books.

NPR shared their MUST READS for kids 9-14. See the full list here: http://n.pr/190Yy49  How many have you read?

NPR shared their MUST READS for kids See the full list here: How many have you read?

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}

Books About Death

Books about death for kids . Pinner said, "This is an old post with great books to gently talk with young kids about death. There are added title suggestions in the comments.

This book gets everyone excited for what reading can do for you but also helps them to think about good fit books and what that means to readers as well.

Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind by Judy Finchler, Kevin O'Malley. The school principal has challenged the students to read books. Miss Malarkey works to inspire her students to love reading.

Top 10 Roald Dahl books for kids with go-along activities.

Roald Dahl Book List

Top 10 Roald Dahl Book List with accompanying activities for kids. James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.make art for each book.

High Interest Low Readability Books for Struggling Readers

High Interest Low Readability Books for Struggling Readers

High Interest Low Readability Book List for Struggling Readers great if you teach kids in through grades This Reading Mama

I wish that I had this list back when my father in law was dying.  They read Heaven is for Real and a couple of other books.  Books to talk about loss and grief

Books for Children on Death, Loss, and Grief

Cancer touches so many families every day and it's not easy to talk to your kids about it. Books can help. Here are a list of books about cancer for children.

Books About Cancer For Kids

Cancer touches so many families every day and it's not easy to talk to your children about it. Books can help. Here are a list of books about cancer for children.

The Book Talk Jar... a comprehension activities for workstations or early finishers

Comprehension Workstation and Centers Book Talk Jar

Comprehension Pin - The Book Talk Jar Comprehension questions are put into a jar and a group or partners can use this jar to have deeper discussions on a book

Partner Talk - do this orally before starting written reading responses. Model paraphrasing and asking questions to clarify understanding.

Partner Talk Anchor Chart for Reading Notebook: Great for students to use as a reference chart when thinking about what to talk about with their partner during buddy read time. Of course I'd turn this into a cute anchor chart.

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