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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 it is truly about much more than that! Although crushes are fun and exciting, it’s...

Hyperbole Texts with Examples that Exaggerate and Excite

We all have inner drama queens and kings inside us that pop up from time to time as we sigh, “This is the worst day ever!” or “It’s taken forever...

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 the process of setting new goals and wishes for the coming year. However, it doesn’t...

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 religious backgrounds, there are so many other ways to celebrate themes of family, love, and...

10 LEGENDary Mentor Texts with Summaries and Teaching Tips

A legend is a form of story told in the oral tradition that narrates events rooted in historic and realistic settings with characters that mimic real humans. Listed below is...

How to Write a Cereal Box Biography

Cereal Box Biographies are the perfect book reports to assign when studying biographies or autobiographies. This activity combines knowledge from the book students read about that person with their own...

15 TYPES OF GENRES WITH TEACHING ACTIVITIES

There are so many different genres to choose from, which means there is something out there for everyone. No matter if you prefer aliens over humans, short readings over long,...

18 MENTOR TEXTS AND TIPS TO TEACH THANKFULNESS

With the holidays fast approaching, there’s no better time to bring up the importance of gratitude! There’s so much to give and receive over the next two months, and the...

RESOURCES FOR TEACHING MYTHS AND ALLUSIONS

Rooted in ancient tradition and storytelling practices, myths make for a fantastic addition to any classroom interested in culturally and educationally rich literature! Myths are symbolic stories that use supernatural...

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 says, “Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough...