We often forget about classroom management during read aloud. Why? Most kids are listen raptly. Read aloud time hypnotizes them. But there are pesky little events that can break the spell. And break your concentration. Kids whispering. Or ... Read More about Classroom management for read aloud (without being crankypants)
When teachers ask me to recommend 4th grade books, I pile on series. Why? Kids spend more time reading and less time scouring bookshelves for something good. Especially fun are cozy series with wonderful families. Books you return to for comfort ... Read More about 4th Grade Books for Autumn: The Cozy Families Series
You need 4th grade read alouds to start your year off right. Luckily we've got nine titles that are the bee's knees. And they'll make your kids hungry to read more! Frindle Andrew Clements knows how to pull kids in. And honestly? All his ... Read More about 9 Top Read Alouds to Start the Year
Free online books for 4th graders? Let's hook you up! Get Epic The best resource for free online books for 4th graders is Get Epic. It's free for teachers and there is a small monthly fee if parents want their kids to use it at home. (They ... Read More about Free Online Books for 4th Graders!
The Presidential Election is coming and it's time to teach the electoral college for kids! And boy, are you getting the royal treatment today! (Try not to scroll down if you can. I love building the suspense ...) For teachers who love combining ... Read More about Electoral College for Kids: (for awesome-sauce teachers)