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BiblioNasium is a free, protected social network for children ages 6-12 designed to engage, encourage and excite young people about reading!

Love this idea to get kids reading different genres! Each child gets a keychain. When they read a book of a certain genre, they get that key. - This can also be modified as a motivator for reading books in general!

from Notes from the Portable

How to Teach Poetry (Even if You Hate it


Why teach fairy tales

Fairytales are old stories told and retold again, but do they deserve a place in a modern language arts curriculum?... read more

Hip Hop song covers the five main elements of a story: setting, plot, characters, conflict and theme. Also includes lesson plan at bottom of page.

from Gift of Curiosity

Weather science: How to make a cloud in a jar (2 different methods

Two different methods for making a cloud in a jar. What a great weather science activity for kids! || Gift of Curiosity

from Hojo's Teaching Adventures

Figurative Language with Songs {and Simple Machines