How to Write Book Summaries with Students

How to Write Book Summaries with Students

Have you ever spent 20 minutes in your classroom reading a book just to have your students immediately forget what the book was about? You probably already know how frustrating that feeling is. Teaching students how to write book summaries can feel daunting. Are you ready to change that? What to Include in a Book […]

The Best Creepy Carrots Activities

Creepy Carrots Activities Writing Prompts and Crafts

Are you looking for the best Creepy Carrots activities for your kids or classroom? These crafts, worksheets and other activities are perfect. There are also fun options for Creepy Pair of Underwear and Creepy Crayon! Reading Crafts Grab differentiated reading crafts for your students to practice summarizing the story and learning about story structure. Students […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Teach Constellations to Make Students DEMAND More

Stars and Constellations

Are you looking for a fun way to teach about our amazing stars and constellations in 2nd or 3rd grade? I love combining mythology and stars to learn about constellations. Texts: My two favorite texts for teaching this skill are Zoo in the Sky and Once Upon a Starry Night. I also have loved using […]