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Focus on the Literature Standards with Amazing Folktales

After focusing on the non-fiction text and the informational text standards, it’s time to switch the focus to the literature standards.  To teach the literature standards, I use folktales.  My favorite author to use is…

Wednesday Window Into my Classroom: Online Venn Diagrams

This Wednesday’s peek into my classroom is to highlight a very cool website at www.classtools.net.  The site has many great tools for teachers to use online, including a Venn Diagram generator. Click on READ MORE…

How to Use Gerald McDermott’s Books to Compare and Contrast

As you may have read in an earlier post, Gerald McDermott is one of my favorite and go to authors to use for read alouds and for teaching.  He has a huge collection of diverse…

Teaching the Central Message with Awesome Greek Myths

As part of the Folktale Unit, not only do we explore Native American folktales, but we delve into Greek myths as well. Why do I use Greek myths? They’re effective to use for teaching the…

Teaching Third Grade Literature Standards with Engaging Folktales

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 to teach the third-grade literature…

Geometry on Google Slides®

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

Click the link BELOW to see the Geometry Books!