Tag Archives: @Readingteachkbp

May 08

Helping Kids Cope During Scary Times by Kris Barr Paquette

As we slowly watched the Covid 19 virus spread across the world until it affected our state, our county, our town we held out hope that by some miracle our little community would go on as normal.  Our state governor called a state of emergency as the virus began to spread through Michigan communities.  She […]

February 23

Making Connections with Authors by Kris Barr Paquette

When I was a kid, I had a penpal who lived in South Carolina.  We sent letters and packages back and forth for years.  We met at camp.  Not to date myself, but this was before email and this was before texting and Snapchat.  I loved it.  I looked forward to running to the mailbox […]

November 03

An Unexpected Friendship by Kris Barr Paquette

Growing up an only child in the small town of Reading, Michigan left me with a lot of free afternoons to seek out my own fun.  We lived in the country near a lake. There weren’t a lot of kids within walking distance of my house, but if I ran down this giant hill towards […]

October 06

Ten Great Mentor Sentences from a Middle Grade Text by Kris Barr Paquette

I love a great sentence. You know the ones that just grab you and make you say, whoa! One of the suggestions I always have for the teachers I work with is that they model sentences from these fantastic middle grade novels that we just love to teach grammar, editing, and revision. Jeff Anderson, also […]

September 24

Reflections of a Middle School Teacher by Kris Barr Paquette

Picture this.  It’s mid-August.  I have a million thoughts flying through my scattered brain while I speed through the grocery store.  Things to get for my son’s sleepover party.  What I still need to do in my classroom.  I’m in a hurry because I am trying to squeeze in this grocery shopping chore during my […]