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Ten Picture Books to Help Build Community by Dawn Little

Throughout the school year, I like to have “go-to” picture books that build community. As situations arise, it’s nice to have a set of texts I might use as a starting point in conversation about issues we may have in our classroom community. Additionally, I use some as anchor texts in my reading and writing […]

Top Ten Picture Books to Encourage Inquiry by Dawn Little

I’ve been thinking a lot about inquiry lately.  What is it?   Ways to create a classroom where inquiry is a common occurrence. Asking questions leads to asking more questions, and eventually to discovery and understanding. This year, I worked with third graders on developing inquiry skills.  As with most everything I teach, I typically turn […]