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Top Ten Middle Grade Read Alouds That Will Have Kids Rolling on the Floor Laughing by Cathy Potter

August is the month when classroom teachers are thinking about their plans for the new school year. One important decision is which books will be read aloud to students. There have been many Twitter conversations and blog posts recently about choosing just the right read aloud for the beginning of the year. Third grade teacher, […]

Retro Review: Song of Water Boatman by Joyce Sidman

Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems by Joyce Sidman illustrated by Beckie Prange Houghton Mifflin, 2005. Awards: Caldecott Honor Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award NCTE Notable Book in Language Arts NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book April is National Poetry Month, and one of my favorite books of poetry to share with children […]

Reading Family

I was born a member of Nerdy Book Club. My parents imparted the joy of reading on me at an early age. As elementary school teachers, both of my parents freely shared their love of children’s literature. I have vivid memories of bedtime stories. My mom read to me from Little House in the Big […]