Native American Picture Books to Add to Your Library

One of my favorite units to teach is my Native American thematic unit.  I’ve been lucky to have  students of American Indian heritage in my classes and it’s so fun to watch them listen to books about their heritage. It’s even better when they make personal connections to the books and share with the class.  […]

Picture Books for Writing Conventions

Writing conventions are challenging to teach at times. I know in my experiences, it’s hard to bring authentic lessons and activities to keep learners engaged. Because who really wants to look at sentences and break them apart? However, my style of teaching changed when I found these picture books for writing conventions! My students beg […]

Spring Books for Little Learners

Spring came early in Texas this year…after a winter of no snow and very few freezes the weather is warm and rainy and signs of spring are starting to appear.  I love welcoming spring and the other seasons of the year with some engaging books for my little learners. I decided to share a few of my […]

12 Valentines Books for Little Learners

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it is the perfect holiday to teach little learners about kindness, love and friendship.  There are so many great books for Valentines and below are some of our favorites to read this time of year. The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond is a great book to […]

4 Reasons Picture Books are Better

Leveled readers are a great tool to help children develop their reading skills.  Leveled books that are on your child’s independent or instructional level allow them to practice and succeed at many things.  For example, they help with word patterns and sight words.  No matter how great leveled readers are, they are not the best choice […]