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10 Authors for Elementary School Social Studies Teachers to Know

The Common Core State Standards are being rolled out this fall, and teachers around the United States are looking for ways to incorporate more nonfiction books into their lessons. I have been devoting this week to helping teachers find excellent nonfiction … Continue reading

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Teach Science With These Excellent Nonfiction Picture Book Series

The Common Core State Standards are being rolled out this fall, and teachers around the United States are looking for ways to incorporate more nonfiction books into their lessons. For many teachers, selecting nonfiction books to have students read is … Continue reading

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The Common Core Standards are Here: Time to Incorporate More Children’s Literature in Classrooms

This coming school year, teachers around the United States will begin implementing new teaching standards: The Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards are a consistent, national set of standards for teaching language arts and math to kindergarten … Continue reading

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We’re Reading Through History

This summer, I plan to share my favorite children’s books about U.S. history with you. I hope that these booklists will be valuable for teachers planning lessons for the coming school year and for families visiting historic sites this summer. … Continue reading

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30 Picture Book Biographies

Here are 30 excellent picture book biographies for kids interested in nature, science, invention, justice, presidents, sports and the arts. We have been reading picture book biographies at our house for weeks as I work on selecting my favorites for … Continue reading

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