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37 FREE National Geographic books all in one place. Save the link and let your kids enjoy. Site even reads the story to the kids.

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This is from a college professor who is combatting punctuation "myths" kids pick up in school. It's a nice article. I like the how the "commas go where you breath" myth is debunked. I think I'll start using it.

Learn about CAPITAL letters and punctuation (using a period, question mark, and exclamation mark) with this super fun song and video! http://scratchgarden.com/

FACE FOLDABLE Are you looking for a fun way to assign mini-research projects, to create a beginning of the year All About Me getting-to-know-you activity or to teach characterization techniques? You are? Then try this. Fold each side of a horizontal sheet of paper to the middle. Have the kids draw a picture on the front and add words or questions around the drawing to invite readers to open the flaps and get more information! (free foldable template)