Each is an Inspiring Woman so Check Out These Books!

As we approach Mother’s Day, I wanted to share some books that showcase not just one inspiring woman, but many in our history. These inspiring women that lead the way or pioneered the way for…

New Children’s Literature Books that are Amazing

I hadn’t bought any new children’s literature books in quite a while until I discovered these beautiful and new children’s literature books.  I’m using these amazing books with different units in my class as well…

Common Core Based Homework Project Using Literature

After ending the Folktale Unit with my class, it was time for a culminating homework project.  Each student received a five-page template to create an iFolktale. What’s an iFolktale?  Just a template that looks like a…

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…

Focus on the Literature Standards with Amazing Folktales

My class is focusing on the Common Core literature standards after having focused on non-fiction and the informational standards.  To teach the literature standards, I use folktales.  My favorite author to use is Gerald McDermott.…

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…

Quick Guide to using the Greek Myths in Third Grade

Some would say that the Greek Myths are too difficult for 8 year olds to read or understand.  But I have been using them with my third graders for the past 5 years as part…

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…

How I Taught Point of View

Let me start off by saying, that I didn’t want this blog to turn into one big informercial for products I’m selling over at TpT.  However, for this standard, I really could NOT find any…

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 Slides®

This 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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