being a teacher, books, picture books, Reading

Great Picture Books to Teach Character Change (Contrast & Contradictions in Notice and Note)

Posted from my Patreon community where I take requests for book lists to create, share resources, and offer up coaching for members. It is a very easy way for me to be accessible to people around the world, you can join here. One of the reading strategies we teach students is to notice character changes,… Continue reading Great Picture Books to Teach Character Change (Contrast & Contradictions in Notice and Note)

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Booklist: Great Picture Books for The First Day or Week of School

Cross-posted from my Patreon community where I post min-pd videos, specific unit plans, and also do livestreams once a month. I started compiling my pile of great picture books to read for the first day of school and then…the list grew. ¬†A lot. ¬†Because so much of what we do on that first day of… Continue reading Booklist: Great Picture Books for The First Day or Week of School

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Some Favorite Picture Books to Highlight LGBTQ+ Experiences

As June rolls nearer and we get ready to celebrate pride in my own house, I have been pulling books from our classroom collection to put on display. While many of these books have already been booktalked, read aloud, or shared in other ways in our time together, there is something beautiful about seeing a… Continue reading Some Favorite Picture Books to Highlight LGBTQ+ Experiences

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Some Favorite Picture Books to Discuss Our Perception of Others

I love using picture books to help my students relate to the world and grow as thinkers and humans and recognizing that our perception of others greatly influences how we treat them as is a great discussion to have repeatedly. So why not offer up a collection of picture books that does that just. Some… Continue reading Some Favorite Picture Books to Discuss Our Perception of Others