Unique Ways to Teach the Central Message of Folktales

For the past few years, I have always taught finding the central message (or moral or lesson) of a story as a separate standard.  But I tried something different and it is working very well…

Quick Guide to Using Gerald McDermott Books in Your Classroom

Do you enjoy using Gerald McDermott’s books in your classroom as much as I do?  I have been using his stories for at least 10 years since I discovered them.  He is the Caldecott Award…

A Creative Way to Show Central Message

If you have read my previous posts on teaching central message, you know that I have been using folktales to teach central message (CCSS RL.3.2).  One of the folktales I used was Coyote by Gerald…

Teaching the Central Message Part 2

I wanted to make sure that my students had some experience with identifying the central message before trying to figure out the central message of Coyote or any other story we would read.  I thought that maybe…

How to Teach Central Message with Literature

     Our first week back from Winter Break and we started our first unit using literature!  Up until now, the focus has been mostly on non-fiction text in our curriculum units.  This is the…

Geometry on Google SlidesĀ®

These Interactive Digital Notebooks for Google Slides are now available in my TpT Store!

Click the link BELOW to see the Geometry Books!

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