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National Read a Book Day

This Saturday, September 6th, 2014, is National Read a Book Day. Encourage your students to celebrate reading with their families. Send our friendly letter, book review template, and our Read, Roll, and Talk game home with each of your students. Print your National Read a Book Day Activities Begin by helping each of your students select a book that they…

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Sharing Activity with The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear

Sharing Activity with The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear

Extension Activity for Use With The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear Objective: Teach the importance of sharing using The Little, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear In this lesson, you will provide students with the opportunity to experience sharing and scarcity using  “The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the…

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5 Senses Activity with The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear

Extension Minilesson Plan and Activity for Use With The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear Objective: Identify adjectives used to describe each of the 5 senses using The Little, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear In this lesson, you will discuss adjectives related to the five senses, using “The Little Mouse, the…

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Engaged Readers with Book

6 Tools to Boost Reading Comprehension and Engagement

Having a classroom full of students who are engaged in self-directed authentic reading activity is a favorite dream of teachers the world over. Now you can make that dream a reality. Like us on Facebook to get the following 6 tools for free.  When you click the “like” button in the blue box below, you’ll be able to download the…

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struggling reader with a workbook

Why Workbooks Don’t Work

Are Workbooks Helping or Hurting Your Students? Workbooks are mass produced for the masses.  They are a one size fits all approach to mastering fundamental skills. Workbooks teach children that reading is about reading a passage and answering questions.  Workbooks do not teach children about the many purposes of reading, how to enjoy reading or how to comprehend and read…

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