Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Great Classmate . . .

What a great graphic organzier to spur discussion and develop vocabulary  -

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Read Aloud Roundup: The 10 Books I Suggest Most for Middle School Read Alouds

From The Caffeinated Librarian -

First, it can’t be very long.  I have ADD.  And I’m a fast reader.  If a book runs too long, I will abandon it half way through and leave the kids hanging.  That’s not good.
Second, it needs to be suspenseful.  Every chapter should offer some action or important information.
Third, it can’t have too much detail.  That gets real boring real fast.  I understand that detail is great when you are reading to yourself, but for a read aloud? No.
These are the tried-and-true titles.  The ones that multiple teachers have used multiple times and have always found them to work.

Check out the titles -