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My Pet Cloud - an adorable craft to go with The Cloud Book.

Context clues using the text, Baloney (Henry P) by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

The 20 Most Beautiful Children's Books of All Time

The 20 Most Beautiful Children's Books of All Time

Reading Workshop with a STAR Reader Lens

Understanding Close Reading - Teacher Infographic #weareteachers

As kids finish their books, they create a book spine to display on the wall in the 'book nook'. Great for any grade!

For Parents: here is some information you might find helpful. It is similar to what I do in class to encourage kids to interact with text. Ask if you have questions. What to Do When Your Child Can't Remember What He Reads | easy comprehension strategies | Scholastic

Tournament of Kids Books-- To celebrate March Madness, 16 favorite kids books face off bracket style.

5 picture books about snow, incl. our favorite: Red Sled.

Education to the Core: How To Use Sticky Notes for Sticky Words!

Great idea!! Check it out! Each student is in charge of keeping track of a character during our read a loud. Great for a studying characters unit!

Best Children's Literature of All Time

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Do you know about International Dot Day? It's celebrated on September 15th as a way to inspire students to discover how they can make their mark in the world. Download the free educators' guide from this page and learn how to get started.

Peterson First Guides- Mammals

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Create book-related quote board - This could be a great culminating activity for a novel. Have students take a pic of their board of stickies and/or put their stickies on a poster board, then present why they chose each quote.

Inference Song~ Teach students this song to help them remember how to find inferences.

Great books for teaching how to infer

EXCELLENT short film to teach inferring.

Ts site has a bunch of great ideas for using harry potter in the classrooms, including crafts, games, centers, printables, lesson plans, and articles that support the use of hp in the classroom (for the non-believers!)

A Reader's Notebook for "Frog and Toad Are Friends."

Great list of wordless picture books to build your child's story-telling skills

Nonfiction anchor chart for text structures.