Planning for First Month – 1

Get Off to a Good Start - 1 Consider thematic units that may be drawn from Essential Questions. Once you decide on themes or essential questions for the first quarter or semester, you could ask the students to choose the themes/questions for the subsequent ones.  Almost any piece of fiction/non-fiction can be…

Poetry Month April 2014

Inspiring Poetry Cartoon Challenge your students to work in small groups to find poems that could be "filed" in the different departments as examples of each of the signs or captions in this cartoon. Who, by the way, is the current Poet Laureate of the United States? If students have…

Introduce Young Adult Titles

Slides for Book Talks Come here for slides to use in book talks to introduce young adult titles to your students.  You'll find slides to talk about historical fiction, graphic novels, biographies, fantasy, science fiction, classic and contemporary titles. Feel free to adapt the slides to fit your needs. One…

Introduce New Titles

Slides for Book Talks Come here for slides to use in book talks to introduce young adult titles to your students.  You'll find slides to talk about historical fiction, graphic novels, biographies, fantasy, science fiction, classic and contemporary titles. Feel free to adapt the slides to fit your needs. One…