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Vocabulary Made Simple with Rock, Paper, Scissors

Have you ever played Rock, Paper, Scissors? Did you ever wonder how in the world it ever got started? Now you can find out all about this age old game in a super fun book!
Context clues can be tricky, but they are made fun with this super fun book telling the story of Rock, Paper, Scissors.


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Kids (and adults) love to play Rock, Paper, Scissors. It is a favorite pastime for so many of us, and we always find time to play it. Drew Daywalt has written the legend for all of us in the Virginia Readers' Choice book The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Character Development Made Simple with Ada Twist, Scientist

Character development is one of those tough ones. How do you get students to see how a character changes throughout a book? How do they see how the author has used those character traits to develop a character? Today's Virginia Readers' Choice and Book Talk Thursday selection will help students better understand characters in a story.
Character development can be tough for some of our students. Using picture books with strong characters can help them as they learn this important concept.

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If you have read Rosie Revere, Engineer, you will love Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty. A young girl as a scientist will have girls (and boys) excited about science again.

Solving Problems One Step at a Time

Problems come up all the time for every one of us, but we can all find a way to make it happen. In today's Virginia Readers' Choice selection, a giraffe has to find a way to show the rest of the world who he really is.
It's not always easy to solve problems in our own lives. This giraffe shows us that there is no one way to solve any given problem.

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I Am Not a Chair! by Ross Burach is the perfect book to help young readers realize that there are more than one solution to problems.

Two Amazing Literacy Books...Three Amazing Giveaways!

I can't believe the school year is almost up! I only have 15 more days left, and it seems like eternity. I know many of you will be in school for a few more weeks after and have a lot more to do before the end is here, but we all feel it! And this week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and I have some great goodies to give away.
Professional books are a great way to get some professional development on your own time. These two books make literacy ideas easy and readily available for all teachers!

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