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Who was Abe Lincoln?

Celebrating President’s Day? Or maybe you’re teaching the character trait of honesty? Don’t forget to... Read More

What is Valentine’s Day?

I did a little research for you and now you can share some facts along... Read More

How to Teach Hyperbole and Die Laughing!

Do you want your students to learn about hyperbole? They embellish reality in a fun... Read More

10 VALENTINE’S DAY TEXTS TO SPREAD THE LOVE

Oftentimes, we mistake Valentine’s Day for a holiday to express romantic interest in others when... Read More

Hyperbole Texts with Examples that Exaggerate and Excite

We all have inner drama queens and kings inside us that pop up from time... Read More

Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

When teaching about people in our history, I like to give students an overview of... Read More

10 CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR SETTING GOALS AND RESOLUTIONS – TIPS INCLUDED!

With the New Year around the corner, it’s natural for many of us to begin... Read More

20 MENTOR TEXTS AND TEACHING TIPS TO CELEBRATE HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

Although we all have our unique traditions that are special to our own culture and... Read More

10 LEGENDary Mentor Texts with Summaries and Teaching Tips

A legend is a form of story told in the oral tradition that narrates events... Read More

How to Write a Cereal Box Biography

Cereal Box Biographies are the perfect book reports to assign when studying biographies or autobiographies.... Read More

15 TYPES OF GENRES WITH TEACHING ACTIVITIES

There are so many different genres to choose from, which means there is something out... Read More

18 MENTOR TEXTS AND TIPS TO TEACH THANKFULNESS

With the holidays fast approaching, there’s no better time to bring up the importance of... Read More

RESOURCES FOR TEACHING MYTHS AND ALLUSIONS

Rooted in ancient tradition and storytelling practices, myths make for a fantastic addition to any... Read More

10 Mentor Text and Myth Activities to Use in the Classroom

I love the quote from Rick Riordan, the author of The Mark of Athena. He... Read More

11 Mentor Texts for Teaching Mysteries

The children’s mystery genre has always seemed to be the unofficial antidote for any student’s... Read More

11 Activities for Teaching a Mystery Unit

A mystery unit is perfect for a classroom of curious kids! There’s excitement in the... Read More

HOW TO INCORPORATE POSITIVE THINKING IN THE CLASSROOM

Have you ever felt like there’s a tornado of thoughts, emotions, and ideas whipping around... Read More

What is Informative Writing?

Hey Rockstars! Do you LOVE writing? I do! We’ve been talking about the three different... Read More

What is Opinion Writing?

Teaching OPINION WRITING can seem intimidating, but it’s really not…or maybe that’s just my opinion!... Read More

What is Narrative Writing?

If you’re here, you’re probably wondering, “What is narrative writing?” You’re just in luck, because... Read More