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…

How to Teach Narrative Writing through Character Traits

Were you satisfied with the way you taught narrative writing last school year?  Well, I was NOT.  Especially after seeing how the students had to write narratives for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test!…

How I Teach Character Analysis in the Common Core

Teaching character analysis is nothing new for California teachers, as it has always been in our ELA standards.  But the new Common Core standards take character analysis to a whole new level.  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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