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Showing Thankfulness for Book Talk Thursday

Thanksgiving has always been a time for showing our gratitude for all we have, but what happens when we just don't feel it? Emily Ann shows us how in Thanksgiving for Emily Ann.

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Each year I spend the days before Thanksgiving reading some of my favorite Thanksgiving books with my students. We read the book, discuss it, and use it in an activity of sorts. My first graders always enjoy books that have rhyming and a good message. I chose Thanksgiving for Emily Ann {affiliate link} by Teresa Johnston to them as we enter into this Thanksgiving season.

Be Thankful and Celebrate with the Real MVP Kids!

Do you want to show your children diversity in our world? The Real MVP Kids books will show them how we can celebrate everyone for every reason.

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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and I have so many things to be thankful for in my life. Family and friends surround me each day, and I know that we are all loved. And now younger children can learn more about how we can celebrate each other and be thankful with who we are through the Real MVP Kids in their newest books.

Unicorn Facts and Opinions on Book Talk Thursday

Fact and opinion can be fun when unicorns are involved! Find ways to help students understand this somewhat tricky skill.

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Unicorns, fact or fiction? I always believed they are real, out there somewhere. And so do many of my students. But facts and opinions with unicorns? You bet! With the book You Don't Want a Unicorn (affiliate link) will help us all understand those important facts and opinions.

Leveling Students: Doing More Harm than Good!

Using reading levels can be harmful to our students. Find out and the good and bad of using levels in our data and instruction.

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, and I know this may be slightly controversial, but I need to say my piece. It all started last year at my daughter's kindergarten end of year celebration. The whole thing left me not in much of a mood to celebrate. I'll get to that later. Anyway, I'm here to say that those A-Z levels, Lexile levels, DRA levels, or whatever you are using need to be used correctly!

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