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Q A with Pam Muñoz Ryan

<i>In Pam Muñoz Ryan’s latest book,</i> Echo<i>, a magical harmonica brings hope and change to three children growing up in the shadow of World War II:</i> …

Writing

A Beginner’s Guide To Personalized Learning

A Beginner’s Guide To Personalized Learning by TeachThought Staff There is a difference between personalized learning and differentiation. …

Personalized Learning

List Fun: Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Deserves it’s Own Book Club

There’s nothing I love better than getting lost in a new world. Bonus points if there’s a pirate or a map or a glossary or a new language! For those …

Parent Guide to Book Genres: Fantasy

Do you have a Harry Potter enthusiast in your house? In recent years, J.K. Rowling's best-selling series has brought legions of new fans to the genre …

Books

Introducing the Student-Led Classroom

Reading Chapter 3 of Learn Like a Pirate (you can see my blog post HERE) got me so excited about next year. Changes are in the air ... I'm switching …

Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It.

<b>See Mrs. Jones.</b> She has a fantastic idea for a new assignment. It’s going to be challenging and engaging and fun. Before she can give this assignment …

Comment on An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century by mario sweitzer

Creative blog post – For what it’s worth , if someone was looking for a Houghton Miffin KWL Chart , my kids encountered a fillable version here …

Pedagogy

Thinking Deeper.pdf

Guided Reading Choice Board - 1:1 Classroom

With second quarter in full swing, and a new reading/language arts curriculum, I am excited to update my post from March on Guided Reading in a 1:1 …

11 Helpful Hints for Combining Google Drive With Symbaloo

<i>Last week I received an email from Travis Towne in which he described how he is using Symbaloo arrange and share Google Drive files. I thought it was</i> …

World War I Poetry - Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room (Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress)

<i>Imagine yourself hunched in a trench, the sound of gunfire loud above you, awaiting the order from your commander to charge. Thoughts of home and the</i> …

Genealogy

10 MORE Read Alouds for Upper Elementary

Due to popular demand, we are sharing ten more of our favorite read alouds for older elementary students. Be sure to check out our original list, too!<p>…

Easily turn a Google™ Spreadsheet into a Set of Online Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff

Flippity<br>Flashcards<p>Easily turn a Google spreadsheet into a set of<br>online flashcards.<p>Flippity<br>Quiz Show<p>Easily turn a Google spreadsheet into a<br>trivia game …

Bold New Worlds | Fantasy Titles for Middle Grade Readers, Spring 2015

Certain fantasy tropes can’t be avoided. To start, there’s a chosen one, or hero, who must take up a task that only he or she is able to complete. …

Top 10: Diversity Chapter Books Like Percy Jackson

I have to applaud Rick Riordan for consciously creating casts of characters of color starting with his Percy Jackson series, particularly his <i>Heroes</i> …

Google Classroom: Numbering Assignments - Teacher Tech

Previously I had blogged on assignment naming conventions for Google Classroom. The more I use Google Classroom the more I am liking numbering my …

RT @ajohnsont2t: My friend Bob's anchor chart for writing partnerships. #gbapswrites http://t.co/DXD86fVfhK

19 Reading Response Questions That Work With Most Texts

<b>19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Though I’ve been busy with TeachThought for the last four year, my original …

Welcome to My New Blogging Experiment: GAFE is Finally Here!

I am especially excited to begin this new blogging experience as it is a sign that we are taking another leap forward in the school district where I …

The Boys of Blur Trifecta

Children's Book Week is all about celebrating children's books and reading. The Nerdy Book Club, Colby Sharp, and I are celebrating Children's Book …

A Crash Course on the Civil War and Reconstruction

Earlier this year Hank and John Green launched Crash Course U.S. History. These videos provide ten to twelve minute overviews of key events and …

RT @100scopenotes: One last #bookaday. Loved this (via @Scholastic) http://t.co/CdcU6SHm0Y

Waterford Institute

Curriculet<p>Independent reading program for grades 3-12 with built-in curriculum and assessments to encourage closer reading in print or online<p>FREE …

It’s Time for Some Time Travel

Submitted by Stephanie Grossman on May 12, 2014<p>Time travel stories never get old, especially for young adult readers and listeners. Listening Library …

Books

The Berlin Airlift, The Marshall Plan, and the Cold War Explained In 25 Miutes

We're getting to the time of the school year in which most high school U.S. History courses and World History courses are studying the end of WWII …

Cover Reveal: Ally Condie's 'Atlantia'

<i>PW</i> has the exclusive first look at the cover of Ally Condie's forthcoming standalone YA novel, <i>Atlantia</i> (Dutton Children's Books). The author, who …

Books

Bill Gerstenmaier, head of human exploration, on #Mars path: from Earth reliant, proving ground, to Mars ready.   http://t.co/0doYyPynXB

9 Books to Read If You Loved Disney's Frozen

If you’ve had “Let it Go” stuck in your head since Disney’s <i>Frozen</i> premiered last year, you could probably use a switch in gears. These books embody …