Big Picture 5: Informed Decisions, Part 2

Check out author, Lisa Wheeler's website. Check out illustrator, Zachariah Ohora's website. As promised, here is part 2 of The Pet Project. If you're looking for some resources for writing poetry for ELLs, check out this post from ¡Colorín colorado! Standards CCSS SL.2.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers… Continue reading Big Picture 5: Informed Decisions, Part 2


Big Picture 3: Holiday Tradition

Check out Grace Lin's website. Today is the first day of the Lunar New Year and so I present you with Grace Lin's book, Bringing in the New Year. Published in 2008, this book really lends itself to teaching about the Lunar New Year in the early elementary grades--think preschool/kindergarten. If you haven't heard of… Continue reading Big Picture 3: Holiday Tradition


Big Picture 2: Kindness, part 3

Check out Donna Janell Bowman and Daniel Minter's websites. As promised, here is Part 3 of Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness. If you've skipped over the Afterword, I highly recommend you read it! Standards CCSS SL.3.1 Engage in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led)… Continue reading Big Picture 2: Kindness, part 3