Parents & Teachers

Activities for Any Picture Book

I know you want your student or child to become a fluent reader.  That’s why I like Nancy Polette’s book, Activities for Any Picture Book  so well.  She includes multiple research-based instructional strategies to be used before, during, and after… Continue Reading →

Teaching Science through Trade Books

Teaching Science through Trade Books If I were conducting a workshop utilizing this book, I would start with the 5-E learning model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate), and ask teachers how could you use a trade book (fiction or non-fiction)… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Science: A Practical Guide by Steve Rich

I have a problem in my yard that ties in perfectly with a marvelous book full of activities for K—8 students!  I cannot get grass seed to germinate and cover the bare spots!  Maybe my seed is old? I was… Continue Reading →