What's going on in the picture? She has a smile on her face but she looks like she's in trouble. Why do you think that? Well, her cl...
We were working on a poetry unit in ELA class and I had my plans mapped out until Winter break including some fun winter activities.  One le...
Tip: Students need to understand an important concept about fact and opinion to become stronger persuasive writers. Looking for an engaging ...
Read my reviews of T he Boy Who Dared and  I am Defiance  and consider pairing them for your avid World War II readers. We were at a restaur...
Crow washes up on an island, just hours old, wrapped in a blanket with a note pinned to her chest. Osh finds her.  Decides to keep her.  E...
"Which would you rather have, a dog or a cat?"  Students start murmuring while I draw a Venn diagram on the board.   "Okay, h...
Your students love talking with you - they'll tell you when their dog had puppies, when their grandparents are coming to visit, and when...
  Tip:  There are so many things to like about Dry by Neal Shusterman, and if heart-pounding action is what you're looking for, it's...
  Tip:  Teaching Main Idea and Detail strategies should be simple in upper elementary or middle school, right?  It will be if you grab this ...
Do you enjoy history?  I get fascinated imagining how people, back in the day, did the things they did with the tools they had.  Do you?  I ...
It's embarrassing to admit:  How many times did I wish that elementary teachers had "just done their jobs" and taught students...
  Something caught my eye when I saw her.   With her hair parted on one side and her mouth open, that girl could have been me.  I wasn't...
"I hated it when you made me read last year.  But then, when we went to remote learning in the spring and over the summer, I got bored ...