Book Review

5 Novels for 5th Grade Boys

I am a firm believer that if you want to know what books to stock in your classroom library or what book club novel options to provide to your students, then go to the source. Ask kids themselves what books they enjoy reading. If they have no suggestions, you can use our 5 novels for 5th… Continue reading 5 Novels for 5th Grade Boys

Book Review, English Language Arts, Summer Reading List

5 Classroom Activities for The Wild Robot

Robots. It’s a concept that has fascinated children and adults alike. My son went through a huge robot phase. He danced like a robot, watched robot movies, and even had a robot-themed 4th birthday party. Now that he is in the upper elementary school, I thought it would be a great time to read this… Continue reading 5 Classroom Activities for The Wild Robot

Abridged Books, Book Review, English Language Arts

Abridged Books in the Classroom 

When I was in elementary school, I discovered a series of books called Great Illustrated Classics. My first Great Illustrated Classic was The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, adapted by Shirley Bogart. I was drawn into the futuristic story, the interesting adventures, and the wild idea of a time machine. I imagined where I would… Continue reading Abridged Books in the Classroom