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Franki’s Weekly Text Set-Great Short Read Alouds for Grades 3-6

Texts for this Text Set have been posted daily on Instagram. Follow @TextSets there to get daily updates! Read Aloud is one of the best times of any school day! And choosing the next read aloud is always so important. I love a great short read aloud, especially early in the school year. I want … Continue reading “Franki’s Weekly Text Set-Great Short Read Alouds for Grades 3-6”

Poetry Friday: Definito

Radiant SplendorChrysalis comes from Greek.“Chrysos” means gold.A diadem is a crownperhaps worn by a monarch, who is a king, queen, emperor,or butterfly. The diademof a monarch’s chrysalisis adorned with flecks of flashing gold:breathtaking effulgence. ©Mary Lee Hahn, 2022 . I had planned to let nature take her course with the butterflies this year. I would provide … Continue reading “Poetry Friday: Definito”

Franki’s Weekly Text Set: Books to Support Notebook Writing-Volume and Variety

Texts for this Text Set have been posted daily on Instagram. Follow @TextSets there to get daily updates! There is nothing like kicking off notebook writing with young writers. I remember years ago, learning so much from Shelley Harwayne about the importance of “volume and variety”–how important it was for children to see all that … Continue reading “Franki’s Weekly Text Set: Books to Support Notebook Writing-Volume and Variety”

Overheard

There was much to love about building a classroom community filled with mostly same-aged students and designing plans for daylong learning across all subject areas. Now, there is much to love about sitting side-by-side with one or two students at a time from across the grade levels and getting to know each as readers, writers, … Continue reading “Overheard”

Poetry Friday: Equations

The striking line, “You can’t sum it up. A life.” comes from the poem “The Hurting Kind” from the book THE HURTING KIND by Ada Limón. The poem itself, in response to Margaret Simon’s gorgeous photo, is a “This Photo Wants to Be a Poem…” poem, which was Margaret’s challenge this month for the Inklings. … Continue reading “Poetry Friday: Equations”

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