The Best Thanksgiving Read Alouds for Your Classroom

The Best Thanksgiving Read Alouds for Your Classroom

Looking to engage students and add some new titles to your Thanksgiving read alouds line up? These 11 turkey books are my favorite way to add some joy to my elementary classroom in November. Pair these funny books with your favorite reading or writing lesson plans! How to Catch a Turkey If you have been […]

5 BEST Halloween Read Alouds for Your Class

the best halloween read alouds for your classroom

There are SO many Halloween read alouds to choose from, however, here are the TOP FIVE Halloween picture books to share with your class this season. There are also many activities and crafts that pair with these children’s books that are perfect for kids to display on a bulletin board or to create during a […]

Timely Read Alouds for Fall That Make Kids Beg for More

Best autumn or fall read alouds for the classroom

Are you struggling to find the best books about fall that are NOT about Halloween? While we still want to celebrate a new season, it can be hard to find autumn books to read for kids. I love to read books about autumn in September before busting out my Halloween read alouds in October. Check […]

Who Else Needs New Back to School Read Alouds?

Back to school read alouds

Are you looking for some great back to school read alouds for your first day or week of school? Planning for the beginning of the year can be tough… but selecting the best picture books to read from doesn’t have to be! Here are my top back to school read alouds, along with some get […]

How to Set Up EVERYTHING in Your Reading Classroom To Make Life Easier

Ultimate Guide To Teaching Reading | How to set up your reading block

Are you a veteran teacher looking to spruce up your writing time? Or maybe a brand new teacher looking for where on earth to start? Between teaching phonics, comprehension, fluency and vocabulary, plus feeling as though you need to cram in read alouds, whole group, small groups, mini lessons, spelling practice and more, it can […]

The Best Narrative Writing Mentor Texts Students will Love

Narrative Writing Mentor Texts

Are you looking for some strong, but engaging, narrative writing mentor texts? Whether you are looking for something that can be used year round or seasonally, read on to find some GREAT narrative writing mentor texts for any elementary classroom. Narrative Writing Mentor Texts for Any Time: Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Beekle is such a […]