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Book Talk Thursday Takes a Stand!

Jack Strong Takes a Stand is a perfect book to help students better understand author's purpose. Over-scheduling kids can harm them sometimes, and Jack reminds us all of how much they still need to be a kid.
Kids these days seem to be overstretched. They don't get to enjoy begin kids and would love to have some freedom to go out and enjoy time with their friends. What happens when one middle school student decides to do something about his over-scheduled life? In Jack Strong Takes a Stand, a Virginia Readers Choice, we find out exactly what could happen when kids don't have time to be kids. (Affiliate links provided to fund book purchases.)

Making Pointers Work Miracles for Your Students

Using pointers helps many students as they are learning to read. These motivating pointers will keep their eyes on the pages of the book.

As young students begin to read, they need some help along the way. They need to focus more precisely on the words to gain confidence while reading and ensure one-to-one correspondence. As they are learning to read, many of them will actually use their fingers and prefer them. But, what about those students who need a little push to point to the words to focus on the words they are supposed to read?

Historical Fiction for Book Talk Thursday

Pearl Harbor changed our world, especially for Japanese Americans. When Mitsi must leave her dog Dash behind, she learns important lessons about love and friendship.

December 7, 1941 changed our world in so many ways. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, many residents of the United States had to change everything when their lives were turned upside down. The book Dash by Kirby Larson tells a story of a young girl and her dog as they learn to make life the best they can at the moment. (Affiliate links are to help fund book purchases.)

Survive Open House Without Hiding

Open house can be mind numbing and boring for specialists if they don't get busy. Several ways to pass the time are given as solutions.

You're a resource teacher in your school. You don't HAVE to be in your classroom or office all day because the parents and kids really want to meet their teachers. But, you have to be there. You have to keep your doors open for all of those former students who want to talk to you about much of nothing. You have to dress professionally and smile, even though you know the students aren't there for you. So, how do you pass the time and survive?

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