Yes, we can teach standards with mentor texts. Of course, please, align them and use them purposefully and intentionally in your planning. You know, I’m an instructional coach so, I’m like, yes, do that. [continue reading] However, use of mentor texts like picture books (at any level), poetry, essays, excerpts of essays, multimedia sources, speeches, … Continue reading What are you truly using mentor texts for?
A couple of months ago, I posted on the blog about LEGO® Education BricQ Motion Essential, which is an amazing STEAM Education kit that I absolutely love for myself and children. Well, guess what? There is now a new tool from LEGO Education for professional development that allows teachers to learn how to implement STEAM … Continue reading LEGO® Education launches Amazing Professional Development for Educators
Finding new children's books that speak to my soul is my passion. Finding new children's books that speak to my soul, allow me to learn new things and connect to life is my passion on overload. That is what this book, Ten Ways to Hear Snow written by Cathy Camper and illustrated by Kenard Pak, … Continue reading Using Mentor Texts to Teach Reading Skills: Ten Ways to Hear Snow
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read written by: Oge Mora Today is World Read Aloud Day! I’m always ready for a great read aloud! Are you? Remember that read alouds can and should be happening K-12. I remember my 10th grade teacher (circa 1994) getting out, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. … Continue reading It’s World Read Aloud Day!
Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2021! The book I am spot lighting is,The Pirate Princess, written by Alva Sachs @alva.sachs and illustrated by Patricia Krebs. This enjoyable story is about a young girl, named Madison, who was sad about it raining outside. She wanted to play with her friends outside and the plans were … Continue reading Multicultural Children’s Book Day!—The Pirate Princess