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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Teaching With Picture Books

You should be teaching with picture books instead of chapter books. But why? For one, picture books are more complex than chapter books. Read on to find out more and when chapter books fit in to teaching.

Picture books have gotten a bad rap over the years. Teachers, parents and students alike think that picture books are what you should be reading to your students until they can read by themselves and then they should be reading chapter books. THEY ARE DEAD WRONG! I’m here to tell you though: you should be […]

Best Read Alouds For Black History Month

Check out these engaging picture books for February's Black History Month. Fun fiction and nonfiction stories for kids. Award-winning books about famous African Americans in history. Your elementary students will love these lesson plans and activities for Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth and fifth grade. Great ideas for your classroom!

Black History Month is right around the corner, and there are SO MANY great books out there to teach your students about African American heritage and history in this country. When I first started teaching, it seemed like every teacher knew really good books to read for every holiday, while I was left asking around […]

What Are The Best Winter Read Alouds?

10 Best Winter Read alouds to read in the wintery, cold months. Fiction and nonfiction books that are sure to engage your students in fantastic stories from award-winning authors. These are the best picture books for winter perfect for kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth and fifth grade students. Read some new books for your kids this winter! Lesson plans and activities also included!

There are some AMAZING books out there to drive out the winter doldrums. Books about winter wonderlands and snow-filled adventures. Here is where I’m going to summarize what are some of my favorite books to read in winter. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so if I’ve missed any of what you would […]