Monday, June 27, 2016

Stories and Books Online for Grades 4-9

And now for upper elementary and middle school students. These are written stories found online.

Again, if you are a parent, read these with your child -- along with a cookie or apple, a pillow, and time to share Many are classics:

Middle Grade Readings
American Literature

Mrs. Water's Middle Grade Stories
      Some are sections of longer works, some are complete):

High Interest Texts for Students

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

For All Girls (and Boys) Everywhere

The Princess and the Pony is a girl-affirming book that allows a girl to charge forth and impact the world. Every page has Princess Pinecone and her pony and everyone else -- mainly adults -- in all types of contortions and activity as they spin toward the conclusion. A fun read and leaving much for discussion.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A New Way to Look at Mapping

Written ten years ago, My Map Book by Sara Fanelli maps everything around: the family, the colors, the route to school, the beach, the dinner table. Words are used buy only to label the objects on the pages, so the book naturally opens up discussion. It will also have your child/student asking for paper so s/he can start mapping!

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Online Storytime for PreK-Grade 3, Online Stories

It's well-researched that one of the very best ways to encourage children is to read with them. Whatever the method -- child reading to adult, adult reading to child, or a mix of both -- the bottom line is that the experience should be one of joy for the child, not stress. Once a new reader senses stress as a part of the reading process, it becomes very difficult to change a child's mind that reading is not stressful.

Some online stories that are read to the child (PreK-3) -- Parents, don't go anywhere! Stay right there with your child and enjoy: