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Job Wanted for Book Talk Thursday

Facts and opinions can be tricky, but you can help your students gain a better understanding with this great mentor text.

Am I giving up Book Talk Thursday? Not yet! I hope to keep this going for a long time and love sharing my love of books with all of you. This week I am focusing on another Virginia Readers' Choice book, Job Wanted by Teresa Bateman. {Affiliate links provided to fund future book purchases.}

Testing Fails That Can't Be Avoided

Testing brings a whole new bunch of problems into a classroom. Have some fun and laugh at these testing fails that really have happened!
Testing season! It's here, and we all have some kind of testing going on at the end of the year.  Most of the time it is done right, but sometimes we all have those testing fails. Today, I share some of those with you!

Fancy Nancy as a Mentor Text for Academic Vocabulary

Academic vocabulary really helps students as they read tests and test questions. This will help them as they prepare for the upcoming state assessments.
It's that time of year for so many of us right now. Our spring break ended on Friday, and the testing has begun. With many of my groups. I have been working on academic vocabulary. I wanted to share some of the activities we did with you in The Reading Crew's spring link up! {Affiliate links provided in this post to fund future book purchases.}

Looking Through a Lens to Draw Conclusions on Book Talk Thursday

Drawing conclusions is a tough skill for so many students. Making it fun can make it more motivating for everyone!

It's spring, and yard sales are all over the place! Everyone has a reason for a yard sale, and this Virginia Readers Choice, Yard Sale by Eve Bunting gives us a perspective we may not have thought.  {Affiliate links provided in this post to fund future book purchases.}

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