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Looking for the best children’s books about Halloween? Look no further! These children’s Halloween books are sure to be favorites for your kids or students. Plenty of spooky books that are some of the best selling children’s Halloween books of all time. If you’re a member of the Picture Book Brain Trust Community, you already have access to EVERY lesson plan… Read More
hese are 2 first grade reading rubrics that on 1 page list all of the Common Core literature and informational text standards that is excellent for conferencing and to see growth in the standards over time. What’s on the rubrics? RL 3.1-10 on one page RIT 3.1-10 on one page 7 Reading foundational skills standards 1, 2, 3, 4 skills… Read More
A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the realistic fiction mentor text picture book A Very Unusual Dog by Dorothy Joan Harris. Also great for bilingual classrooms as the book is also available under the title Un perro muy diferente. Activities in English and Spanish! Great for relationships and imagination! Lessons and activities focus on: Summarizing key… Read More
Have you ever given a lesson that turned out so bad that you still have nightmares about it? I mean, a terrible lesson. Like you look back on it and you cringe and shake your head and can’t imagine how you could have screwed up so bad? This is my lesson that went from bad to worse to unthinkably bad…. Read More
Every year it seems like there are some awesome new books out for the holidays. And if you’re still new to teaching, there are a TON of older books that you may not have heard of that are AMAZING. Here I review some of what I would contend are the best Christmas read alouds. There are affiliate links in many… Read More