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Valentine’s Day: Writing Letters and Email Etiquette

Valentine’s Day is a great time to teach what some may say is an outdated practice of writing letters. We are in a generation that values speed and efficiency over patience and care. Letters truly are a practice in diligence as one must hand-write them, patience as you must wait for your letter to arrive,… Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Writing Letters and Email Etiquette

English Language Arts, Figurative Language, January Activities, Picture Books for Middle School, Picture Books in Middle School, Poetry, What is Mentor Text

5 Winter Picture Books to Teach Figurative Language

In college, my beloved Reading Methods professor read us picture books at the beginning of class. As twenty-something-old college students, we relished those five-ten minutes it took for her to read a book. We could relax, get lost in something other than student teaching hours, seminars, and projects, and just enjoy a good story. When… Continue reading 5 Winter Picture Books to Teach Figurative Language

January Activities

Winter Read Aloud: Radiator the Snowman

January is such a magical time for reading. Many winter picture books surround snowy landscapes, crackling firesides, snowmen characters, snow activities, warm drinks and food, and sweet themes of friendship and family. Winter is the perfect time to cozy up and read while watching the snow fall past the windows. It is my favorite time… Continue reading Winter Read Aloud: Radiator the Snowman