Sam Parker

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Lublin/Majdanek Concentration Camp: Conditions

During the entire period of its existence, the Majdanek camp was under construction. Construction on the camp began in October 1941 with the arrival …

Ideas to Strengthen Your Readers Workshop

image from icanread<p>October is connected educator month and while I find it amusing that we get a specific month to point out what we do all year, I …

Teaching Students to Re-Dream with Shakespeare

Magical Transformation<p>As magicians, most teachers take for granted the most dazzling trick they perform: gazing at lines of print on a page or screen …

1981 - Children’s Books, Fiction (Paperback)

<i>The Westing Game</i><p>By Ellen Raskin<p><b>Original Publisher:</b> Dutton<b><br>Current Publisher:</b> Out of Print<b><br>Digital Publisher:</b> Not Available<p><b>Reading Level:</b> Not</b> …

To Read Aloud or Not

Why read aloud? I have been contemplating this idea as we move into the rigor of the Common Core State Standards. Many teachers are rushing to …

Isaac Asimov’s 1964 Predictions About What the World Will Look 50 Years Later

<i>Painting of Asimov on his throne by Rowena Morill</i><p>When New York City hosted The World's Fair in 1964, Isaac Asimov, the prolific sci-fi author and …

Small Reading Ideas for the New Year

image from icanread<p>I keep stumbling across amazing reading ideas that I cannot wait to implement. The only problem is that since I am pregnant I keep …

Week 1 of School: Selling the Value of Literacy

The next day in class I give them materials, a set of instructions for making such a box, and well wishes. For those already versed in origami, I’ll …

August 10 for 10: my favorite picture books to use with middle school students

This is the first year I'm participating in August 10 for 10 but I'm so excited to be a part of such a great sharing experience. This feature is …

Why is “Pound” Abbreviated as “lb”?

Most of our abbreviations for units of measurement are pretty straightforward. They are made up of letters from the words they stand for. So how do …

The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14

As we enter the last stretch of summer before school starts again, we present our big annual book list — and this year, we're focusing on great reads for kids.<p>Back in June, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you, the NPR audience, to nominate your favorite books for …

7th Grade Bytes

I began using ShowMe, a wonderful app for the iPad, about three years ago. At first I used the application to demonstrate, review, or introduce …

Why schoolchildren should act out Shakespeare

Children get the most out of Shakespeare through acting, not reading<p>SIR – We are pleased to see Shakespeare having more space on the proposed national curriculum (report, July 9) not least because the thousands of teachers we work with every year tell us what a positive impact it can have on their …

A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles

Here is a great resource on how to cite social media . This is basically an awesome chart featuring the different ways to cite social media using …

6 Ways Comic Books Can Help a Child with Aspergers

By guest blogger Heather Riggleman<p>Check almost any list of common characteristics for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and you will find …

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Read Alouds for MS

FIRST CHAPTERS to Read Aloud to Middle School Audiences - Great for “hooks” (novels or picture books welcomed, Nonfiction and students’ choice is …

Readers’ Notebooks: Assessing, Goal-Setting, and Planning Instruction

<b>What are the most effective uses of Readers’ Notebooks?</b><p>One of my pleasurable tasks this school year will be to work with a veteran group of teachers …

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• A WordPress.com account. Don’t have an account? All you need is an email address and password — register here!<br>• Permission from the site owner. Once …

Books Archives - Signature Reads

Neville Goddard and the Metaphysics of Aspiration<p>Women in Exile: New Books About Iranian Intellectuals<p>Load …

House Of Ivy & Sorrow Cover Reveal + ARC Giveaway!

BEHOLD! THE GLORY!<p>I KNOW, RIGHT??? When I first saw the design direction HarperTeen was planning for HOUSE OF IVY & SORROW, I about peed my pants …

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens

In a viral YouTube video from October 2011 a one-year-old girl sweeps her fingers across an iPad's touchscreen, shuffling groups of icons. In the …

A Literary Tour of Historical Y.A.

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's far more enjoyable to learn about, say, the French Revolution when you've got great characters …

When Medical Literature Included Unicorns

"We know not the real truth of this matter to this day ..."<p>Pierre Pomet's <i>A Compleat History of Druggs</i> [sic]<i>,</i> originally published in 1694, is a compendium of the animals, vegetables, and minerals from which all known medicines were derived. Written by Louis XIV's chief druggist, it served as one of …

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors

Magnificently capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam's …

Summative? Formative? I Just Wanna Know What My Kids Don't...

I was once a young teacher, fresh out of college, bright eyed and bushy tailed, full of great ideas. There were all these things I wanted to try with …