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Big Picture 8: Emotional Intelligence

Visit Deborah Marcero's website here. Browse her work, order a print, or purchase one of her books. I like to make my friends laugh by saying that everything I know, I learned from picture books, but in many cases it's true! The life lessons and knowledge gleaned from picture books are not to be underestimated.… Continue reading Big Picture 8: Emotional Intelligence

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Big Picture 6: Persistence

Check out author, Julie Leung's website. Check out illustrator, Julie Kwon's website. May is Asian/Pacific Heritage Month and I am celebrating with a post about Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese American female pilot in the U.S. military. Hazel Ying Lee joined the military in 1943, when the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) program was… Continue reading Big Picture 6: Persistence

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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

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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

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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