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Patricia Polacco's New Book - the theme is about cliques and online bullying Also, linked to a great blog!... Polacco is one of my favorite children's authors.

Minds in Bloomfrom Minds in Bloom

Books that Make Kids WANT to Write

This is a great source that gives teachers an idea of mentor texts for writing workshops. The author even tells you why she loves the books.

Edwarehousefrom Edwarehouse

Using picture books to teach

USING PICTURE BOOKS TO TEACH writing

This Reading Mamafrom This Reading Mama

Using Pasta to Learn about Commas {FREE Printable}

6 FUNNY books about Punctuation ~ perfect for teaching commas, quotation marks, apostrophes and MORE! | This Reading Mama

Minds in Bloomfrom Minds in Bloom

Books to Read Aloud for Grades 3-5

Over 60 Teacher Suggestions for Books to Read Aloud for Grades 3-5

"Don't Laugh at Me" by Mark Wills a song about being kind and not bullying (it will bring tears to the eyes of a kind hearted soul)

One of my favorite writing lessons. Teach to write with details and even how to write a good paragraph!