Category: Reading Workshop

3 easy ideas for teaching theme in the upper elementary reading class

3 Easy Ideas for Teaching Theme

Are you frustrated because your students aren’t understanding how to build an interpretation? I feel ya! Here are 3 easy ideas for teaching theme. You will walk away with activities that you can start using TOMORROW in your upper elementary reading class! 1) Read Alouds are GREAT for Teaching Theme

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what do the other kids do during guided reading

What do the other kids do during Guided Reading?

The number one question that I get from teachers who want or need to incorporate guided reading into their classroom is what do the other kids do while I’m teaching a small group? This question is KEY to ensuring that you end up loving small group reading and continue to

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end of the year reading party

Host a Magical End of the Year Reading Party

Every year parents ask me why their child is reading now more than ever before. They are always amazed that a simple end of the year reading party can motivate their child to read more than 40 books over the course of a school year. But it works! Earn Your

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picture books for asian heritage month

The 5 Best Picture Books for Asian Heritage Month

Are you on the hunt for picture books for Asian Heritage Month? Did you know that the Government of Canada has declared the month of May to be Asian Heritage month? This makes it the perfect time to highlight some amazing picture books that are written by Asian authors or

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picture books about black canadians

5 Amazing Picture Books About Black Canadians

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)

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5 best books for teaching character traits

The 5 Best Picture Books for Teaching Character Traits

Are you looking for engaging ways to teach your upper elementary students how to analyze character traits? My favourite way to do this is through picture books. Even your big kids will love listening to a story in order to practice reading skills. The Teaching Method: Choose a Book (I

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