The Power of Simple Words

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As the debate about the merits of the Common Core rages across the country, it’s apparent that educational standards and what comprises a “well-rounded education” are very much in flux. Students are learning new concepts that weren’t expected 5 years ago. Teachers must continuously update their lesson plans to add the latest mandates to their… Read more »

The Winners and Books of the Summer Reading Fun List Sweepstakes

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With the summer reading season in full swing, we wanted to discover what your favorite summer reading book was. Thus, the Summer Reading Fun List Sweepstakes was born! We felt it would be a great way for you to share your experiences and hopefully find some reading ideas to share with your new class in… Read more »

5 Fun Ways to Encourage Classroom Reading

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By: The Teachers Lounge April is National Poetry Month. No matter the grade level, encouraging a child to read a wide variety of books & poems is an important part of their education that you can give them. That doesn’t mean it will be easy to convince them to choose Dr. Seuss over Minecraft. Here’s a… Read more »

To Kill A Mockingbird materials!

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As you may have heard, famed author Harper Lee rocked the literary world when she announced yesterday the publication of a sequel to her classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. This got me thinking about my years in high school pondering this heartbreaking tale of injustice and so, like any insomniac with a love of reading,… Read more »

Win free registration to Digipalooza ‘15!

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OverDrive is excited to announce a partnership with Digipalooza conference partner, Penguin Random House, to offer 10 scholarships for Digipalooza ‘15! The scholarship will cover the $199 registration fee for five public library staff members and five school teachers or librarians to our 5th international user group conference August 5-7, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. No… Read more »

Differentiated Instruction: The Method Behind the Madness

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This was written by IgnitED. Check out there shop here. Every teacher would love to have a classroom full of students who are all on the same level, learn and progress at the same rate. In the Utopian world this classroom does exist, however in the real world classrooms are filled with children who learn… Read more »

Help your students resolve to read more in 2015

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Creating a New Year’s resolution is a time-honored tradition. We vow to better ourselves in some fashion, be it improving our health or donating more to charity. Resolutions can be a great way to help improve students in the classroom as well. As classes return from break, now is a great time to have your… Read more »

Shared writing projects: Student-created books

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Student-created books are great because they provide reading practice, can include science content, help students learn to write reports, and provide a valuable home/school connection. Here’s an idea from TeacherTam to start implementing student-created books in your classroom. Through the years, I have found that student-created books are quite the hit! We have made books… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Free reading and writing apps for students

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Earlier this month we shared some amazing free math apps. This week Krazyaboutteaching shares some of the best free reading and writing apps out there!   There are so many great educational apps out there. Here’s my list for my favorite free reading and writing apps for iPhone and iPad. ABC 123 Reading Writing Practice… Read more »