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Check Out the Latest in Nonfiction Books, Fall 2017

Do you remember to read nonfiction to your kids? Or to encourage your kids to read nonfiction? Because I often forget! Here are new nonfiction books

Reading books with children at a young age not only helps them be better prepared for school, but it also opens their minds to new cultures and experiences. Exposing children in kindergarten to both “mirror” and “window” books – that is, books in which th Teaching Kids, Kids Learning, Learning Games, Diy Children's Books, Best Books List, Common Core Curriculum, Kindergarten Books, Infant Activities, Reading Activities

Our 8 Favorite Multicultural Books for Kindergarten

Reading books with children at a young age not only helps them be better prepared for school, but it also opens their minds to new cultures and experiences. Exposing children in kindergarten to both “mirror” and “window” books – that is, books in which they can see themselves, and books in which they can learn about others- is the best way to create engaged readers and support social and emotional growth. Here are 8 of our favorite multicultural books for kindergarten!

Shame the Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall. "In the midst of racial conflict and at the edges of a war at the Texas-Mexico border in Joaquín and Dulceña attempt to maintain a secret romance in this reimagining of Romeo and Juliet"-- Provided by publisher. Growing Up Book, Why I Love You, Ya Books, Library Books, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Reading Lists, Kids Reading, The Book

Shame the Stars by Guadalupe García McCall | Lee & Low Books

New YA release- a reimagining of Romeo and Juliet set in Texas during the explosive years of Mexico’s revolution.

Can we stop calling kindergarten the new first grade? We've been doing it for more than a dozen years. And it's actually worse than that. Student Reading, Kindergarten Reading, Kids Reading, Teaching Reading, Teaching Abcs, Reading Books, Kindergarten Classroom, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas

Why kids still need ‘real books’ to read — and time in school to enjoy them

An award-winning educator explains why kids should be allowed to choose their books and be given time to read in class.

26 Book Report Ideas 26 creative book report ideas so many really unique and FUN book report projects for kids of all ages Kindergarten grade grade grade grade and grade. (homeschool writing) The post 26 Book Report Ideas appeared first on School Ideas. Book Report Projects, Reading Projects, Book Projects, English Projects, Stem Projects, Improve Reading Comprehension, Third Grade Reading, Second Grade, Reading Workshop

26 EPIC Book Report Ideas

No more boring book report! Check out 26 FUN, creative and unique Book Report Ideas! These are such a fun way for kids to improve reading comprehension.

Teach Your Child To Read - Teach Your Child to Read - 6 FUNNY books about Punctuation ~ perfect for teaching commas, quotation marks, apostrophes and MORE! Teaching Grammar, Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Teaching Ideas, Writing Ideas, Teaching English, Teaching Resources, Punctuation Activities

Using Pasta to Learn about Commas {FREE Printable}

Just recently, as I observed ALuv {my 3rd grade son} writing, I noticed that he was including commas in his writing {Yay!}. As I looked closer, I noticed that his commas were not in the conventional places and sometimes they even took the place of periods. Was I upset? Nope. I was actually super excited, and here’s ... Read More about Using Pasta to Learn about Commas {FREE Printable}

The fight over a closure of a struggling public high school in Chicago raises questions about what& disrupted and upended when a community loses one of its central institutions. High School Principal, Common Core Curriculum, Education Reform, Places In America, Learning Theory, Arts Integration, School Closures, School Community, New Students

What We Lose When A Neighborhood School Goes Away

The fight over a closure of a struggling public high school in Chicago raises questions about what's disrupted and upended when a community loses one of its central institutions.

We get the mindless appeal of Flappy Bird, but your child will love these brain-healthy apps like Roblox just as much—and improve ADHD skills while playing. Adhd Activities, Learning A Second Language, Adhd Strategies, Parenting Issues, Flappy Bird, Common Core Curriculum, Addiction Help, English Language Learners, Adhd Kids

Where Do English Language Learners Fit Into the Ed Tech Revolution? | KQED

Many educators rely on work-arounds to make tech tools relevant for english language learners because few digital tools have been made specifically for ELLs.

Teach students about close reading with Oreos! Your students are sure to remember the importance of close reading after this lesson. 6th Grade Ela, Third Grade Reading, Middle School Reading, Fourth Grade, Second Grade, Reading College, 2nd Grade Classroom, Sixth Grade, School Classroom

Close Reading with Oreos

Close Reading... What an awesome way to show students why reading over again is so important! And using Oreos!

"Teachers Find Many Reasons to Use Picture Books with Middle and High School Students" by Linda Jacobson. Teacher Paul Hankins with some of his books. Middle School Ela, Middle School English, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Ideas, Ell Strategies, Teacher Resources, 8th Grade Ela, Fourth Grade, Teaching Secondary

Teachers Find Many Reasons to Use Picture Books with Middle and High School Students

Picture books, say English language arts experts, provide excellent opportunities to teach higher-level skills while still providing an engaging experience for older students who might think they don’t like to read.

Muslim Holidays Are Now NYC Public School Holidays Mayor Bloomberg had been against adding the holidays. Muslim Holidays, School Holidays, Common Core Curriculum, Bill De Blasio, School Calendar, God Bless America, In Boston, News Articles

This Model Helped Desegregate Schools in Boston and San Francisco. Could It Work in NYC?

Yani Lopez, of Harlem, wanted her daughter Kiami to go to a good kindergarten—one with art classes, foreign languages, and a diverse student body. Inst ...

Lots of ideas here to help you organize a Wax Museum. Awesome way to integrate social studies and reading and writing and the kids (and parents) really enjoy it too! Students can also create a Wax Museum of their favorite literary character! 3rd Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching History, Teaching Writing, Teaching Resources, Science Activities, Study History

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Lots of ideas here to help you organize a Wax Museum. Awesome way to integrate social studies and reading and writing and the kids (and parents) really enjoy it too!

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models how parents can read with beginning and soon-to-be readers starting kindergarten and first grade in the fall. Summer Slide, Enjoy Summer, Starting Kindergarten, Common Core Curriculum, Parent Communication, First Grade, Childrens Books, Literacy, Parenting

How to Read With Your Rising First Graders and Kinders This Summer

avoid that summer slide!

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The Math Question That Stumped the Internet | KQED

Singaporean students have earned some of the highest scores on international tests with a curriculum focused on logic.

Before New York, before New Amsterdam – there was Lenapehoking, the land of the Lenape. Peter Minuit is credited with the purchase of the island of Manhattan in New Amsterdam, Manhattan, Washington Heights, Jfk Jr, Bridgit Mendler, Ellis Island, First Nations, Native American Indians, American History

TeachNYPL: 'New York, Then & Now' Immigration to Washington Heights/Inwood (Gr. 6-8)

The story of immigration to America is a rich tapestry whose opposing threads, oddly for how much they reject each other's reality, hang together as one. It outrages us and gives us hope in frighteningly equal measure. Nowhere is this truer than New York City, a city of extremes in every sense. The community known as Washington Heights/Inwood originally spanned from 135th Street north to the top end of Manhattan Island, surrounded by the Hudson River on the west and the East River with…