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The Why & How of Literature Circles
There are probably as many ways to do literature circles as there are teachers, and over time, I have worked out my own formula for conducting these small, peer-led discussion groups.
The Power of Latin & Greek Roots
You can not teach every word, but you can teach word roots that help unlock the meaning of multiple words. Read this blog post to learn more about the benefit of teaching Latin & Greek roots and to pick up some fresh root word activities!
Teaching Poetry to Kids
Do you find poetry difficult? Inaccessible? Or, worse yet, boring? Read this post and learn the benefits of studying poetry along with my classroom-tested approach to teaching poetry to kids, some direction on poetry selection, and a few ideas to help make poetry accessible and enjoyable.