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Listen to Episodes 13 – 24
August 12, 2019
Enemy Pie by Derek Munson, illustrated by Tara King, seems to be on everyone’s back-to-school reading list. Not only is the message of friendship a valuable one, it’s also a great book to combine playful predictions with a bit of poetry tossed in.
August 19, 2019
On Monday When It Rained by Cherryl Kachenmeister, photographs by Tom Berthiaume, is a wonderful tool for social emotional learning. We’ll combine feelings and personal narrative in a bridge chart to help students write pieces of their own.
August 26, 2019
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems always delights. Do we ever get tired of sharing it with kids? No way! In this episode we’re getting busy with periods, commas, ellipses…and more! It’ll be fun, I promise!
September 2, 2019
My Very Own Octopus by Bernard Most is clever and creative, and give students permission to write in a similar way. We’ll take a closer look at providing evidence-based reasons and use video to do it!
September 9, 2019
What Athletes Are Made Of by Hanoch Piven is one of several books he’s done in this unique style. He combines found objects and brings them to life through his mini-biographical style. We’ll take a closer look at the patterns in his work that will improve biographical writing in today’s episode.
September 23, 2019
Mrs. Morgan’s Lawn by Barney Saltzbery is a book my classroom would never be without. We’re talking serious possibilities for teaching problem/solution, flashbacks and imagination, surprise endings, and more. Today we’ll cut through the clutter and teach summary.
September 30, 2019
The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend, illustrated by John Manders is so much fun! Get your accents ready because this read aloud is an experience! And the multiple patterns of 3 pop up everywhere you look.
October 7, 2019
Germs Make Me Sick by Melvin Berger, illustrated by Marylin Hafner, first appeared on my radar as a kid watching Reading Rainbow after school. This book is packed with information that’s played out in an aproachable way using narrative nonfiction.
October 14, 2019
A Small Thing…but Big by Tony Johnston, pictures by Hadley Hooper, sheds light on what seems to be a typical day at the park. But victories await as we explore its unique organization.
October 21, 2019
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James, should be on every bookshelf. Period. The words and pictures are a dream, and take the concepts of theme to a whole new level.
October 28, 2019
What’s the Difference? 10 Animal Look-Alikes by Judy Diehl and David Plumb, illustrated by Vlasta Kampen, is packed with information that will hold your students’ interest. This text offers teachers the opportunity to explore compare and contrast language in bite-sized chunks that are accessible to all.
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