Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another link!

I first discovered Teachers Pay Teachers last summer. It is quite a site, with plenty of resources available. Some are free, while others are available for a fee.

I've been putting on Powerpoints and other resources to make them easily available. While you will have to register, my materials are free.

Our Favorite Read Alouds

Thanks to everyone who attended the workshops on June 24 and June 25! I appreciated all of your feedback and participation.

Here is the list of our favorite read alouds from June 24. If you know of someone who attended on June 24 but not June 25, send them the link to this page so that they can find our list.

  • Junie B. Jones (Barbara Parks)
  • Diary of A Spider (Doreen Cronin)
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Kate DiCamillo)
  • The Tale of Despereaux (Kate DiCamillo)
  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet (Tomie de Paola)
  • Willy the Wimp (Anthony Browne)
  • Wolf's Chicken Stew (Keiko Kasza)
  • Very Last First Time (Jan Andrews)
  • The Cajun Night Before Christmas
  • Fly Away Home (Eve Bunting)
  • The Three Questions (Jon Muth)
  • Up North at the Cabin (Marsha Wilson Chall)
  • Little House in the Big Woods (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • Weslandia (Paul Fleischman)
  • Mufaro's Beautiful Daughter (John Steptoe)
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (Jon Sciezka)
  • Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbit)
  • Almost Starring Skinnybones (Barbara Park)
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (E.L. Konigbserg)

Wow! What a list! There are many there that I'm looking forward to checking out. I can't way to find a copy of Up North at the Cabin or Willy the Wimp. Both sound like they will be engaging to my students in the fall.

Have some more to add? It's easy! Just click on "Comments" and add your idea.

Resources for Reading Workshops

High interest/low readability text:
Lots of choices on this website
Nice versions of classic short stories, written at easier levels

Books for teaching about schema
Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni

How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz

Cinnamon's Day Out: A Gerbil Adventure by Susan Roth

Books for helping students to make inferences
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Toni DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

The Memory Coat by Elvira Woodruff


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