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Book Board Trying to prep for all those reading groups? Join us as we exchange teaching ideas, discussion questions, and related activities for the books we use! Post a book title you need ideas for! source

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Author Studies - Author studies are a great way to expose your students to a variety of books written by the same author. Here's a collection of ideas when planning author studies to use in your classroom. source

Author Study - Eric Carle - Here are some activities for using Eric Carle books in your classroom. source

Author Study - Chris Van Allsburg - Ideas for an author study on children's author Chris Van Allsburg, writer of The Polar Express and Jumanji. source

Mystery Guest Readers - Mystery readers can be a fun way to get parents, grandparents, siblings, and other relatives involved in your classroom. It's also a great way to get your students excited about reading! source

Reader's Workshop - Here are some ideas and tips for implementing reader's workshop in your classroom. source

Literacy Bags - A collection of ideas to use when putting together literacy bags for you classroom. source

Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a wonderful book to use when reviewing the alphabet. In this collection, teachers also share wonderful ways to create your own Chicka tree or bulletin board in the classroom. source

Read and Write the Room - Kids LOVE to read and write the room! Many teachers let their students use creative pointers and clipboards to read and write words in the classroom, hallway, or even the whole school. In this collection, teachers share their ideas on allowing their students to read and write the room. source

Book: The Kissing Hand - Ideas to use with the book The Kissing Hand. Great for nervous students at the start of the year! source

Author Study - Dr. Seuss - Whether you're planning activities to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2, or just looking for ways to incorporate the many wonderful stories of Dr. Seuss, here's a collection for you. source

Literacy Centers - Some literacy centers my kids enjoy are Reading, (choose familiar books from their book baskets and READ), Big Bookc Center, (practice reading big books we have read in class for fluency), Computers, (with reading and math skills practiced), Writing, (choose their own piece, use a story starter, journal writing...source

Reading Corner arbor - What about purchasing a metal arbor to use in your reading area? Do you have a Michaels Arts and crafts store where you live? I bought a metal arbor for $8.00 and it is about 7 ft. high. You can position your arbor in a corner in...source

Reading corner decor - You can buy cardboard fences at the teacher supply. I bought a white picket fence and a (cardboard) wooden rail fence. I think they were around $8-9.00 each. My friend had a reading corner and put a metal bathtub with plastic pillows in it. Another friend has a loveseat in her room. How about a...source

25 Ideas to Motivate Young Readers - These ideas come from the BOOK-IT reading incentive program. source

Art and Literature - Explore new endings to old favorites. Have students draw a new ending to a story and even write about it source

Bibliography - A list of books that pertain to teaching reading, writing, and spelling source

Books with Repeated Lines - A resource of pattern books that you can use in your classroom source

Caldecott Books - Listing of every book that has ever won this award. source

Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement - Provides you with the latest research in early reading that can be applied to your classroom. Has lists of related books source

Color Code Writing - A quicker way for students to form letters and numbers. Includes activities and procedures. source

Concepts About Print - Working one on one with a student, and using this site as a guide, you can determine what they know about books and print source

Dolch Site Words in a Story - This story contains all 220 of the Dolch sight words source

Dolch Words - 220 words grouped into 11 different lists according to frequency source

Easy Fiction/Picture Books - A-Z listing (by author) of books for young readers. Each one has a brief summary source

Frys Readabilty Graph: Directions for Use - Directiosn on how to determine the reading level of a piece according to Edward Fry source

Grow-A-Reader Book List - Geared for students ages 7-8 this site lists great books just for them source

GT-World Reading Lists - Do you have gifted or advanced readers in your classroom? This site lists quality literature to help challenege all ages source

Helping Your Child Learn to Read - In-depth article for parents and teachers with activities for ages K-6 to help children learn how to read source

Kids Campaigns: The Early Years - A set of links to early childhood reading and writing teaching programs and activities source

Lets Read - Fabulous resource to give to parents to help them encourage reading at home. The activities at the bottom can also be done in the classroom source

Literacy Center Ideas - Lists activities that focus on reading, writing, and listening skills. Some lessons focus on having students drawing and writing an ending to stories that they have listened to on tape source

Notable Books for Children - A list of books from the ALA that are suitable for the primary grades source

Picture Books Too Good To Miss - A bibliography of picture books with a short summary source

Predictable Books - This site identifies several types of predictable books and gives short bibliography for each type listed. source

Professional Books - Listing of books that focus on literacy. Most are geared towards the primary level source

Reading - List of questioning techniques for you to ask your students as they are reading source

Sifting and Sorting Through the 4-Blocks Literacy Model - Bi-weekly articles that discuss how to use the four blocks method in your classroom source

Sifting Through the 4-Blocks Literacy Model - Information related to using the 4-Blocks Model in the classroom. A weekly column by author Cheryl Sigmon source

Suggested Reading List - A list of books grouped together by age level that spans birth through grade six source

The 100 Best Picture Books! - A list of 100 hundred picture books as complied by the Stockton-San Joaquin County Library source

The Dos and Donts of Read-Alouds - Practical information on when to start reading aloud and the most effective way to build interest in them source

The Effects of Independent Reading on Reading Achievement - Research article on independent reading and its many benefits. Fluency and vocabulary development are discussed here source

The Four Blocks - An approach to beginning reading instruction emphasizing Guided Reading, Self Selected Reading, Writing and Words source

Word Go Fish - In this lesson, the students will practice reading simple words source

Word Walls - A never ending list of activities to use in conjunction with your word wall. All activities were written by classroom teachers source

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ProTeacher Community - Visit our growing community of elementary and middle school teachers! Get involved today! Dozens of active boards, blogs and chat; hundreds of active discussions, and tens of thousands of teaching ideas. Newcomers always welcome! source

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