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    WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE- “A” contract project

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    WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak has been a very popular book for the lower elementary children. This is actually a book my son’s teacher used in second grade to conduct writing prompts for the students. From this book, there are many ideas which emerge for a lesson …

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    Top Ten List

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    There has been many books I have read this semester. Some of these books have definitely made it to the top ten list. Check out the different themes!

    Top ten Newbery and or Caldecott books

    Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Clearly
    The Giver by Lois Lowry
    Number the Stars by …

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    It Is Monday! What Are You Reading?

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    I have spent the last two hours at the library with my son. I have been adding all the book I have read to Goodreads, which I forgot to do so…oops! Since December is here, I noticed a lot of christmas and snow related books are out. As I glanced …

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    Mock Caldecott

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    Well, on my previous blog (on December 2nd) about caldecott awards, I forgot to mention the three books I would like to read out of the list of nominees. As I scrolled through the list, none of the books were familiar to me, however, most of them did look appealing …

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    Mock Caldecott

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    Critical thinking skills are definitely used when choosing Mock Caldecott books. But the question is, how do you choose proper books that will fit the whole class and what is the procedure?

    Reading, evaluating, and discussing books is the main procedure.After reading Travis Jonker’s blog post, I have learned a …

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    What Am I Reading?

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    I have continued with my reading on the book, To Be a Slave, by Julius Lester. I am definitely enjoying this book as the ex-slaves re-tell their harsh stories and everything they had to endure before slavery ended. This book is a great resource which will help to educate children …

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    It is Monday! What Are You Reading?

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    My son and I came to the library, and I came with hopes to find more Froggy books by Jonathan London. The last time I visited the library, I was only able to find like 3 books about froggy. Well, this time it was worse, as I only found one; …

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    Reading Meme…

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    All this semester I have continued with my reading, and have read a lot of interesting books. At one point, I did my reading meme about sunsets. However, I decided to change it to It Is Monday! What Are You Reading? meme. If I remember …

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    It Is Monday! What Are You Reading?

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    It is Thanksgiving weekend and we have all been busy, I know I have. To be honest I have not been reading as much as I probably should. However, there was a nice book I finally took the time to start reading, it is call To Be a Slave, by …

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    The Power Of Technology-Skype!

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    I have heard about Skype before, in fact, I have used it to video chat with my family in Mexico. However, it never crossed my mind that it was also used in the classrooms for authors to skype/chat with students. It is very clear that …

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    Why Are Read Alouds So Important?

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    Read alouds are very important, especially for young children as they help expand their vocabulary. As a future teacher, it will be very important to introduce the students to read alouds at the beginning of the year and to keep a daily routine. What can read alouds offer to students? …

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    It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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    These two books were great and funny. Definitely do recommend them to children in first through third grade. (Both of these books are I can read book, level 2. Which it is a reading with help and it has engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play for developing readers.) I …

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    It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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    The following books are about halloween. I had chosen them last week being that halloween was coming up. However, I completely forgot about them, until now. They are super cute and I definitely do suggest them. I would suggest these books for a second grader.

    IT’S RAINING BATS & FROGS…

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    Reading Challenge Check-in…

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    Well, my reading challenge has definitely been a challenge for me. Apparently it is easier to say I will be accomplishing many things, than to actually getting it done; all of it! For my reading challenge I decided to read the Froggy series books. I have actually read most of …

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    Diverse Books Are A Must In The Classroom!

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    After reading the article, Here I Am, by Brian Pinkney, it is brought to my attention once again that nowadays melting pot is continuing to expand in the classrooms. However, according to Pinkney and Lisa G. Kropp who wrotethe article, Preschool and the Income Gap: Libraries …

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    It is Monday! What are you reading?

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    I went to the library in search for more Froggy books this afternoon, unfortunately, I only found two. So I decided to bring two more books from the same author, Jonathan London. The illustrations London uses in his books are very colorful and appealing to the young readers, as well …

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    What Am I Currently Reading?

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    Well, the book that I mostly focused on reading this weekend is not necessarily children’s literature. For my other class, we had to read two long chapters and choose categories to write about. In the book, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, by Pitler, …

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    What Did I Recently Finish Reading?

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    Yesterday I drove two hours to get my mother from the airport. Unfortunately, I forgot all my reading materials at the house. I got to the airport 3o minutes early, and I knew I had to do something to kill time, Facebook was not an …

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    It is Monday! What are you reading?

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    Donalyn Miller has said many things that totally make sense, both as a reader and as a future teacher. I have continued reading the book, Reading in the Wild, and the author has brought up many great points about how to get students to enjoy reading. The book starts by …

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    What Am I Currently Reading?

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    I have continued reading, Reading in the Wild, by Donalyn Miller. However, I have to say it has been hard to stay focus in this book. I am not sure why, maybe because it is such a long book and there are hardly any pictures involved. I also have been …

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    Reading Challenge…

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    The reading challenge has continued with the Froggy books. I have to say I made a great choice, as I have truly enjoyed all of Jonathan London’s books. I have read several of them and definitely suggest them to everyone. My son got super excited when he noticed I brought …

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    What am I reading?

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    Today we went to the library; oh so many books to choose from. I decided to let my son choose three books and read them to me. My niece, sister in law, and I were his audience. Since most of the time I find myself reading the books in my …

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    It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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    What comes to your mind when you hear the word Nazi? Does it make you think of Hitler, Germany, or maybe WWII? How would you feel if you had to run from them and constantly hide, being a prisoner in your own home and having to …

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    Thursday Quotables…

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    I have started to read a new book, Reading in the Wild, (The book whisperer’s keys to cultivating life long reading habits) by Donalyn Miller. I chose this book to help me as a reader and future teacher to learn reading habits just like the book states. I believe that…
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    Sunset…meme

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    Given the choice to blog about some meme, I decided to blog about a beautiful sunset picture I took while at work at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains during the summer.

    Having the opportunity to work at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains does not happen every …

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    It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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    Bridge to Terabithia has finally come to an end! I have to say this book took me longer than I expected, but it was worth it. I had previously given a summary of what the book was all about; but this was only when I had just read the first …

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    It is Monday…What are you reading?

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    Do you like bugs? How about ants? How would you feel if you were an ant and you had to be careful of where you walk so people don’t step on you? For my Monday reading, I actually did not get to read, but my son read to me and …

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    I Love Reading…Mrs. Danalyn Miller

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    According to my son, Daniel, “reading tells you cool facts about books. Some are fiction and others are nonfiction.”

    Imagine being a six grader and reading up to 40 books for the whole school year! I have to say these are a lot of books! This is precisely what happens …

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