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Quick, Creative Reading Responses with Capstone Connect and Flipgrid

What do you think of when you hear the term reading responses? If you asked me this question when I started my career in education as an elementary school teacher, I probably would have pointed to a stack of marble notebooks in my classroom. For as much as I love a composition notebook, there are […]

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3 High-Quality Resources for Elementary Reading Classrooms

This post is in partnership with Capstone Pub. Finding high-quality resources for elementary reading classrooms can be a challenge. This is especially true when we bring nonfiction text into the equation. When searching for elementary-friendly resources, we want to make sure they are high-interest and appropriate for young readers. What I love about the resources […]

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7 Things You Might Not Know About PebbleGo

This post is in partnership with Capstone Pub. All opinions are my own.  Do your students conduct research and read informational text? Students of all ages can explore high-interest, nonfiction text, including elementary school-aged students. PebbleGo is the most popular research tool for elementary students, and there are several helpful features that you may not […]

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Read Aloud eBooks with Adaptive Assessment

Where do your students find ebooks? Right now, the distance learning resources from AmEnglish are free for teachers and schools. If you support students with blended learning in the classroom or distance learning at home, you’ll want to check out these read aloud eBooks. Earlier this year, I shared some news from the team at […]

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Digital Citizenship Lesson Ideas for Students

Do you teach digital citizenship in your classroom? Digital citizenship doesn’t necessarily have to be a part of a set curriculum. Instead, you can integrate digital citizenship lesson ideas into student learning experiences in any subject area. Regular readers of the blog know that I love the ebook creation tool Book Creator. You might have […]

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Free eBooks for Kids with Assessments and Vocabulary Support

Are you searching for free eBooks for kids? The team at AmEnglish has you covered with adaptive assessments, vocabulary support, and so much more! Through the end of the 2020-21 school year, their distance learning resources are completely free for teachers and schools. In this blog post, I’ll share all of the details so you […]

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Free Nonfiction Articles for Kids and Reading at Home Tips

Are you looking for resources to recommend to families, or use with your own young children? Earlier this year, I featured PebbleGo on my site and lots of ways to use their reading platform in the classroom. With a sudden shift to distance learning, I wanted to share with you a few quick tips and […]

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How to Use Emojis with Students

Do you use emojis in your classroom? I had so much fun teaming up with the folks at Book Creator to put together a new and totally free resource all about how to use emojis with students. If you’ve been a bit curious about whether emojis have an educational purpose… well, I have you covered! […]

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Engaging, Online Informational Text for Elementary Students

It’s hard to find high-quality, high-interest texts for elementary school students. PebbleGo gives teachers instant access to engaging informational text for elementary students. With this dynamic English Language Arts tool, your students can explore nonfiction text on any device! Last summer, I was introduced to PebbleGo at the ISTE Conference in Chicago. I was blown away by […]

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10 Book Creator SEL Projects for Your Classroom

Is there such a thing as an SEL project? We know that students interact with a variety of content across the school day. These moments provide rich opportunities for them to learn about new topics in any and every subject area. When it comes to integrating social-emotional learning goals into your content area instruction, the […]

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