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Monster books! Make your summer reading list now !

monster books for kids: Books about monsters can be useful tools for parents while delighting children. These aren’t just books about silly and sometimes scary monsters they are about fear and conquering it.

Top Ten Read Alouds for Back to School. This is a collection of book titles for classroom teachers to read on the first day of school or the first week of school. The list is perfect for 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade as well as families to read at home. Check out the detailed post at the Upper Elementary Collaborative Blog.

Top Ten Read Alouds for Back to School

Top Ten Read Alouds for Back to School. This is a collection of book titles for classroom teachers to read on the first day of school or the first week of school. The list is perfect for grade, grade, grade, grade, and grade as well as

Great websites that have stories read online - FREE.

FREE read alouds

Listen to reading: Great websites that have stories read online - FREE. She also has a FREE book critic form the students can complete after they listen to the story. I like this for my technology corner.

Encourage reading with the promise of a movie. This Raise a Reader blog lists 30+ books turned into films that you can watch with your children after you read the book!

Read & Watch: Motivate With Movies

More than 30 movies for kids to watch after they read the book! For the compare the movie to the book report.

My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall - awesome book, and someone actually took the ideas in the book and used them, awesome, awesome, awesome!  I personally think this book would be great to read and then do a craft based off an animal or two from the book in honor of some sort of animal holiday . . . such as July being touted as Wild About Animals Month.

Here is my very first Flannel Friday contribution! it is really NOT a flannel. It is a magn.

Inch your way to reading success with books about Bugs! Here is a compilation of bug book ideas from No Time for Flash Cards  www.practickle.com Literacy is a "hoot"

19 Books About Bugs

Inch your way to reading success with books about Bugs! Here is a compilation of bug book ideas from No Time for Flash Cards.

My favorite kids books. I have several. So funny.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems This was our first Pigeon book, and Thomas Rex was immediately hooked! We've worn out one paperback copy and purchased another.

After studying the classic fairy tales, it's fun to compare the fractured versions.

14 Fractured Fairy Tales

After studying the classic fairy tales, it's fun to compare the fractured versions.take a classic fairy tale and rewrite it!

Great list of books for kids.

Picture Books About Reading

22 Books about reading. Looks some some great read alouds for librarians and the classroom! From no time for flashcards.

Use this book to teach 'predicting'. The poor rat keeps trying to keep you from turning each page, warning you that something dreadful will happen if you do. Each page has further clues. Children keep making more predictions based on the visual clues. What is Your Prediction?

First Grade Schoolhouse: What is Your Prediction? Do Not Open This Book! by Joy Cowley is a wonderful big book to promote the love of reading. It can be used to introduce making predictions and works well for shared reading.

Patriotic picture books (for 4th of July, Presidents' Day, and other patriotic holidays)

Patriotic Picture Books For 4th of July

teaching point of view

Fairy Tale - Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying! The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother: point of view.must add this to my fairy tale unit!

Personification Activities, Freebie, and a Giveaway!  You will find a few of the activities that went over well in my classroom based on lessons that I taught on personification, several book choices, and a FREEBIE!

The Little Red Pen Book Children, Susan Stevens Crummel/ Janet Stevens - A good book to teach personification!

Tips for Beginning Teachers and Veteran Teachers Alike! Organizing Your Read Alouds By Month and Then By Authors Help Elementary Teachers Better Use Their Time for Instruction. Pin now to read later, book organizational ideas for new teachers, reading teachers, teachers of kindergarten, first grade, second grade and up! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

Organization ~ Read Alouds By Month & Author!

11 favorite books about trees

Books About Trees

11 favorite books about trees for preschoolers and early elementary. Excellent read alouds for a tree theme, Earth Day.

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