Category: Read-Alouds Sure to Please


Animal Homes

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April is National Poetry Month, 2013

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This varied selection has something for everyone! Sign up above to receive an email when I make a new post.  Like us on Facebook.  You can also see new posts …

New & Fun to Read-Aloud!

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Look here for fun new books to read-aloud. Sign up above to receive an email when I make a new post.  Like us on Facebook.  You can also see new …

True Stories of Courage

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Inspire your student with these extraordinary true accounts. Sign up above to receive an email when I make a new post.  Like us on Facebook.  You can also see new …

Physical Science for 5th & 6th Graders

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More Personification

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Add these little gems to your collection of books showing personification. Sign up above to receive an email when I make a new post.  Like us on Facebook.  You can …

On-Line Classes

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Some of you may be interested in taking the 2 distance learning classes I offer through The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT). These are 3 quarter credit continuing education classes with …

Biographies and Common Core

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Picture book biographies are fantastic examples of Narrative Nonfiction emphasized in Common Core.  Publishers have given us outstanding books in this genre for the past several years.  They have branched …

Caldecott and Newbery Winners, 2013

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Congratulations to the winners!  This is the best list of winners and Honors I have seen in several years. Sign up above to receive an email when I make a …

Life Skills for 5th & 6th Graders

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The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Sign up above to receive …

Point of View

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Try these great titles with strong points of view to support your Language Arts Common Core curriculum. Sign up above to receive an email when I make a new post.  …

New Read-Alouds for a New Year

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Great New Read-Alouds for a New Year: 2013

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Real People Making a Real Difference

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These picture book biographies are perfect choices to support Common Core goals in Literary Nonfiction, as well as Science and Social Studies curriculum. Sign up above to receive an email …

There’s Something

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There’s something in their eyes There’s something in their hearts There’s something in their souls That longs to hear a story There’s something in their eyes, That sparkles like a …

Winter Warmth

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These seven fiction and informational titles are perfect wintertime read-alouds. Sign up above to receive an email when I make a new post.  Like us on Facebook.       …

Engaging New Read-Alouds

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Publishers have brought us several new read-alouds that will make your students, laugh, think, feel and identify with great characters. Subscribe above to get an email when I make a …

Fantastic Individuals

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Known or unknown, all of these individuals made the world a better place.  Your students will be amazed and inspired! Sign up above to receive email notifications when I make …

Seeds and Plants

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A good gardener always plants 3 seeds – one for the bugs, one for the weather and one for himself.  Leo Aikman Subscribe above to receive email notifications when I …

Ocean Life

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These great non-fiction books will fascinate your kids and support your Science curriculum. Subscribe above to receive email notifications when I post new recommendations.  Visit my new Facebook page!   …

Fascinating Animals

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I recommend these excellent non-fiction books to support your Life Science curriculum. Subscribe above to receive email notifications when I post new recommendations.               …

Picture Book Biographies

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Real people who have made real contributions to our world! Subscribe above to receive email notices when I make a new post.         Summer Birds : The …

It’s Read-Aloud Time!

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Light up your read-aloud time with these winners! Be sure to subscribe above to receive emails when I submit a new post.                 …

Bugs

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Biographies to Read-Aloud

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

Celebrate National Poetry Month, April 2012!

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Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.  Edgar Allan Poe                                     …

Celebrate Earth Day with these great books for kids.

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Add these titles to the other great books in last year’s Earth Day post. I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time …

Spring is in the air!

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“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” Susan J. Bissonette Here are my top picks for giving your kids spring book fever!            

Top Ten Picks from 2011

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Who gets kudos and awards for the best children’s books of the year are always fun to debate and often hard to predict.  Below you will find top ten picks …

Winter Fun!

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  Add these great titles to last year’s post to enrich your Winter themes.  

Earth Day

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Make every day Earth Day with these great books for kids! We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  ~Native American Proverb We …

100th Day of School

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Here are my top 10 favorites for the 100th Day of School. As always, your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.  Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog if …

Add Variety to Your Read-Alouds

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These wonderful titles have something for just about everyone:  wit, mystery, inspiration, heart.      

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 …

Alliteration : An Absolutely Amazing Assortment!

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Animal Eating Habits

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These great books support National Science Standards and will fascinate your students as they learn.              

Animal Life Cycles

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These high interest books will spark student curiosity to learn more about these amazing animals.      

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 …

Back to School – Back to Great Books!

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These are my favorite books, old and new, to share with your K – 2nd graders as they start back to school. The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School. Laura …