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10 Ideas for Back-to-School Treat Bags (Non-food ideas included!)

3-2-1! HAPPY NEW SCHOOL YEAR! Yes, it’s already here. Can you believe it? Summer flew... Read More

My Favorite Must-Haves for Classroom Organization

Organization plays an integral part in helping to keep busy classrooms on track with lesson... Read More

What is the Difference Between Narrative, Opinion, and Informative Writing?

In order to compose a clear and concise paper, a writer greatly benefits by jump-starting... Read More


In terms of writing, this may be where many parents find themselves really butting heads... Read More

Huge List of Easy Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide

When most people hear the term summer slide, their heads probably fill with images of... Read More

Mentor Text to Celebrate Diversity in the Classroom!

There’s a beautiful and vast amount of human diversity on this planet, but not everyone... Read More

Building Friendships in the Classroom Using Lyrics

Make new friends,  But keep the old,  One is silver and the other gold.  In... Read More

20 Mentor Texts that Reveal the Power of Positive Thinking

“You do not find the happy life. YOU MAKE IT.” – Camilla Eyring Kimball Deadlines,... Read More

How to use Lyrics for Conflict Resolution

Google ‘The gangs fight in the street, West Side Story’ and you’ll see 7 ‘gangsters’... Read More


You’ve made the important and necessary decision to spend some time on direct instruction for... Read More

Long List of Song Lyrics For Classroom Management

Everybody clap your hands…clap, clap, clap, clap. Have you ever tried a lyric to get... Read More

3 Reasons Why You Should Teach Academic Vocabulary

Vocabulary instruction is something that many teachers struggle to include in their busy schedules. Best... Read More

Top 20 Lyrical Mentor Text To Teach Literacy – You got the beat!

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you…          ... Read More

Earth Day Mentor Text – Learn How To Restore Our Earth

Earth Day, April 22—- NOT canceled! Just because we’ve been socially distancing from each other... Read More

A Collection of Mentor Texts Ideal for Teaching Poetry Elements

“Keep A Poem In Your Pocket” In her first two stanzas, Beatrice Schenk de Regniers... Read More

Amazing Books and Collections for Women’s History

“The work of today is the history of tomorrow and we are its makers.”  Juliette... Read More

Top 12 Mentor Text Used To Teach Different Types of Poetry

O Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore art thou Romeo?  Well… perhaps Romeo, Romeo isn’t thy cup of... Read More

12 Cinderella Stories from Around the World

“A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” What comes to mind when you read... Read More