Close Reading with "Thank You, Ma'am"

I may be behind the curve, but I am so excited to have been introduced to Kylene Beers's Notice and Note Signposts close reading strategies! No, […]

Synonym Sort

Click to download Synonym Sort. This synonym sort reflects the types of a analytical word study questions asked on state tests. This sort can be […]

Antonym Sort

Go beyond basic antonym recognition with this higher-order thinking antonym sort. This can be a color-coded sort, a cut-and-paste sort, or students can fill in […]

Mood and Tone: Analyzing Different Poems on the Same Topic

Mood and Tone:  Analyzing Different Poems on the Same Topic After reading and viewing videos of poems on the same topic with different moods and […]

Poetry Stations Page Updated

Poetry Stations Updated!   As promised, the Poetry Stations are now posted! Student directions, materials, and printables are now available for download on the "Poetry […]

NY Times Found Poetry Contest

Click for NCTE PDF on Found and Headline Poetry The New York Times announced on March 31st that submissions for their 7th Annual Found Poetry […]

Poetry Book

Update April 2016: Check out the new poetry stations added to the Stations: Reading Page! Link on the homepage. Here is a sneak peek at […]

Make a Double Difference – Volunteer as a Family

The complications involved in volunteering as a family are infinitely counterbalanced by the benefits involved. Making a difference in another’s life will improve the future […]

Learn About the Five Senses on a Trip to the Beach!

Learning can and should happen everywhere. A family trip, having fun in the sun is a great setting for teaching. A beach trip is a […]

Thirty Questions to Ask on a Nature Walk

Nature walks are one of the most magnificent items to put on your summer bucket list. The family gets together with no interruptions, in relative […]

How to Put Together a Summer Minecraft Party

Nothing beats the summer boredom blues like a party. Kids love the Minecraft game, a versatile adventure in imagination, thus making it a perfect party […]

Introduction to Minecraft

You’ve probably heard your kids repeating all kinds of buzz about the popular computer game, Minecraft. So, why is it so popular and what’s the […]

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