Category: 3rd – 4th Grade

Browse for books to support your Curriculum. These books are recommended for the 3rd & 4th grade level.



Allegory in Picture Books

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Subscribe above to get email notices of new posts.  Submit comments, questions and suggestions for new topics. Here are my top 10 favorites for teaching allegory to your students. How …

April is National Poetry Month

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Use some of my favorite poetry books to read a poem daily to your students. “For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are …

April is National Poetry Month, 2013

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Back to School for Your 3rd and 4th Graders

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Your 3rd and 4th graders will enjoy these back to school favorites! Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus.  John Grandits.  Clarion, …

Being Thankful: Books About Thanksgiving for 3rd-6th Grades

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“In reading, as in eating, an appetite is half the feast.”  Anonymous 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving. Catherine O’Neill Grace.  National Geographic, 2001. A reenactment at the living history …

Biographies for 3rd and 4th Graders

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I highly recommend these picture book biographies to liven up both curriculum areas and read-aloud time. “Picture-book biographies are especially suited for building schema for understanding biography, as mentor text …

Biographies to Read-Aloud

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Picture book biographies make excellent, exciting and informative read-alouds.                          

Black History Month, 2012

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Add these 12 excellent titles to last year’s post, not just for February, but anytime.           Wind Flyers.  Angela Johnson.  Simon & Schuster, 2007. A young …

Black History Month, 2013

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“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”   Frederick Douglass Choose from these exceptional new titles to add to your Black History collection. Sign up above to receive …

Black History Month: A Wealth of Great Books

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“I had no idea that history was being made.  I was just tired of giving up.”    Rosa Parks Rosa’s Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights.  Jo S. Kittinger.  Calkins Creek, …