Engaging Starts

Introducing New Units of Study We know that getting off to a good start makes all the difference in the world.  Why not consider some of these ideas for kicking off your next unit of study or the next book you plan to teach.  With careful planning, gathering resources, and…

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…