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A Time for Giving (and receiving!) December 1, 2012

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Looking for new literacy activities for the classroom? Check out Teacher Created Materials’ December Every Day Giveaway promotion. They are giving away free lessons, readers, and vocabulary cards. Visit the link above to register online. Offer expires December 31, 2012.

Favorite Authors March 3, 2012

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In honor of the upcoming World Read Aloud Day, here’s a list of some of my favorite children’s authors with links to their websites:

Chris Van Allsburg




Jan Brett


Eric Carle


Beverly Cleary


Tomie dePaola


Kate DiCamillo


Mem Fox


Kevin Henkes


Lucy Maud Montgomery


Patricia Polacco


For more resources, check out my post from last year.

Happy Reading!

Research Based Resources October 6, 2011

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Check out this site  for a variety of educational resources for the classroom and professional resources for you: webinars, book study guides, activities, and more await.

Until December 31st, they are offering a 10% discount on online orders. Use offer code E11NSEP.

Inspirational Ideas August 1, 2011

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Founded in 1998 by two elementary teachers, the “I Love That Teaching Idea!” website‘s goal is to provide “practical, ready-to-implement ideas for the busy educator.” Full of ideas on a variety of topics and content areas, you are sure to find something that you love.

Free Reading Resources July 6, 2011

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The U.S. Department of Education has a variety on online resources available. This down-loadable booklet with activities for children from infancy through age six can help teachers share valuable literacy practices with parents so that they can support their child’s learning at home. click here for link

Additional literacy resources for teachers to help improve student performance can be found here.


Visit this website for research-based best practices in literacy. Their mission is to “translate research-based practices into practical tools to improve classroom instruction.”


Looking for ways to expand your classroom library? Check out this site.