Today I am sharing a list of picture books about Black Canadians. These books will absolutely work for Black History Month. However, I am such a believer in incorporating Black History throughout the year and I encourage you to do the same! After all, Black history is Canadian history. 1)
Category: Mentor Texts
Are you an upper elementary teacher who needs new ideas for teaching genre? Are you tired of students not being able to identify the correct genre of the books that they read? Today I am sharing three easy ideas for teaching genre. Whether they are identifying the genre of the
Are you about to dive into your Water Cycle unit in Science class? Here are the 5 sweetest books about water that are perfect for Upper Elementary classes. These books are great to use to introduce the Water Cycle, states of matter and properties of water to students. They also
It is no secret that I LOVE teaching Canadian geography. My passion as a teacher is to take things that I found boring as a kid and make them super engaging and fun! AND… anyone who knows me knows that I am all about incorporating meaningful literature into
Are you looking to incorporate more literature into your math block? These are 5 of the best math picture books to inspire young mathematicians! The Math Curse Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only
Are you on the hunt for some awesome books about weather? Incorporating books into EVERY subject area is such a passion of mine. We often forget that big kids LOVE to be read to! Here are my top 5 books to incorporate into your unit on weather. 1) Groundhog Weather
Today I have 3 books about clouds to share with you. These would be perfect read alouds during your Weather unit! One book is a fiction story, the other is a nonfiction informational book, and the last is a wordless picture book! 1) A Story About Clouds : Cloudette Cloudette
We all know that there are only so many hours in a school day and I don’t know about you, but I am ALWAYS looking for ways to cover Science and Social Studies curriculum in my Language Arts and Math blocks! I LOVE making cross curricular connections with our learning.
Wordless picture books are one of my favourite tools in the Language Arts classroom. Here are some of the benefits. Building Confidence: Kids who struggle with word recognition and decoding can enjoy a story independently! Developing Comprehension Skills: Reading wordless picture books requires making a TON of inferences which
Are you wanting to try Historical Fiction book clubs in your classroom? Check out these awesome books that your students will love! I even have resources to accompany some of the books! You can check those out by clicking the images below. Note that the links below are affiliate links which
Have you ever had a chid in your class struggle? Of course you have! We have all been there. Sometimes it can be super hard if we have a student in our class going through a tough time that we haven’t personally experienced. We so desperately want to help, but
I ALWAYS suggest starting any multiplication unit with music. In fact, I always start EVERY math lesson, all year long with a multiplication song. My absolute favourite is the Numberock Multiples of 8 song. It is super catchy and the 8 times tables are often tricky for students to master.