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People of color literature. A Year of Reading. YA Lit and other Loves :) Underage Reading. MotherReader. The Picture Book Bonanza Continues! It's part two of. . .

The Picture Book Bonanza Continues!

Picture Book Bonanza! More picture books as recommended by you. Teaching Language Arts with Children's Books. Teaching language arts with children's books is a recipe for educational success!

Teaching Language Arts with Children's Books

Most teachers have a wide range of language arts teacher resource books in their classrooms, but many forget that their own classroom library is perhaps one of the most powerful language arts resources of all. The books listed below are great for teaching language arts for children in K-Grade 8. In the Classroom: Annotating Charlotte’s Web. I begin every school year with a study of E.

In the Classroom: Annotating Charlotte’s Web

B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. A Literate Life - Anchor Charts. These charts are posted here because I’ve received countless requests for them.

A Literate Life - Anchor Charts

Please note - the point of an anchor chart is to anchor the teaching and learning that is happening in your classroom, so they should be reflective of the work that you and your students are doing. Don’t feel obligated to use the same wording or even the same charts that I’ve shown here - these are just examples of charts that I’ve used and/or seen.

Book Review: Young Adult Fiction. Seeing Teenagers As We Wish They Were: The Debate Over YA Fiction : Monkey See. iStockphoto.com Over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal ran a piece claiming that fiction at least nominally aimed at readers under 18 — young adult or "YA" fiction, that is — is entirely too dark.

Seeing Teenagers As We Wish They Were: The Debate Over YA Fiction : Monkey See

Calling out the books about kids who cut themselves or suffer abuse right alongside the books with abundant profanity in them, it laments the fact that young readers will be "surrounded by images not of joy or beauty but of damage, brutality and losses of the most horrendous kinds. " Unsurprisingly, the commentary has come under intense criticism — it's not in any way a new complaint, and every response to it points that out, along with plenty of other problems. But as easy as it is to tear the piece apart — for its complete failure to acknowledge V.C. Math in Children's Literature. Math in Children's Literature 187K+ New!

Math in Children's Literature

A Math Game List (pdf) is also available.