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Teach Informational Texts Alongside The Literature You Love

The Common Core places new emphasis on the importance of reading and analyzing complex nonfiction and informational texts. This has many English …

Writing prompts, Handwriting ideas and Narrative poetry

Pens, pencils and keyboards ready! We've compiled some of the best resources to make the ideas of young writers flow.

The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad

This is an awesome iOS app that allows users to easily create an electronic storybook via illustrations by drawing on the screen, using pictures and …

Have You Looked At Google Lit Trips Lately?

Earlier this week Jerome Burg, the founder of Google Lit Trips, announced that Google Lit Trips is now a 501c non-profit organization. Google Lit …

Classroom Discussion: Observation Forms, Take Two

When my classes do a Harkness discussion, which is quite often, half of the class observes while half of the class discusses. The students who are …

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Responding to the Writer, Not the Writing

Lucy Calkins’ wisdom about teaching the writer (and not the writing) continues to reverberate decades after the publication of her book <i>The Art of</i> …

42 Dr Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

<b>10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little …