Saturday, December 29, 2012

Freebie - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Activity Set

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will forever be remembered as a morally courageous person.  His leadership, vision, and perseverance will thankfully live on and be remembered on the third Monday in January, each year.  Fortunately, he is also remembered and celebrated throughout the year for his impact on the 1964 Civil Rights Act and determination to advance equality around the world. 

­Please stop by my Teachers Pay Teachers page and use the activity set to remember a great man in history and a man that will continue to have a profound impact on our future!

Friday, December 28, 2012

MLK Day Activity Set

Some of the most beautiful trade books have been about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  It's obvious the authors and illustrators have a passion for spreading the legacy of this great man. I'll share some of my favorite trade books that I've collected over the years in my next post.  Also, I'll create a freebie activity set that can be used to celebrate and remember Dr. King.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Trade Book Finds

This is one of my favorite books to read with my three year old daughter, Little Miss H.  It reminds me of how much she LOVES her DADDY!  To get some of our favorite books, we usually have to shop online.

I usually find the books on some of my favorite blogs and then search for them on Amazon.  Usually, the local book stores never have them in stock.  However, when I've asked them to order the books, they have always done so.  It depends on who will have the best price after adding on the shipping fees from Amazon.

Where is your go-to place to find children's trade books for your little ones? Here are some popular places:

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday Reading Fun

Sharing reading on Saturday:

  • Build a cozy book corner
  • Visit the library
  • Read a favorite book and act it out
  • Read a new book
  • Buy a book at the local used book store
  • Just Read!!!!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Acting Out Reading with Trade Books

Sharing reading with students and little ones is an experience that builds future interest and a love for reading.  The SAG Foundation is sharing reading with our kiddos online.

A fun and fantastic website featuring actors reading some of our favorite stories awaits you and your students and little ones.  Check out the free service at Storyline Online. Once you make your selection, you will be directed to Youtube to view the actor reading the story to you.

You will find some of the following actors and books being read on their site:

Enemy Pie
Harry the Dirty Dog 
To Be a Drum
No Mirrors in My Nana's House

Tia and Tamara Mowry
James Earl Jones
Betty White
Melissa Gilbert
Al Gore
Hector Elizondo

There are plenty more actors reading the stories.  Check them out!!!

Note: I am in no way affiliated with Storyline Online.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Help Your Students Become Reading Stars

You are missing out if you haven't visited for online interactive phonics games and fun.

Parents, teachers, or other adults sharing reading can even print out complementary worksheets to help students build phonics skills.  Practice letter and sound recognition with your little ones.  

I've only used the many free reading resources to share with my little ones.  

Check it out!

Note:  I am in no way affiliated with

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I'm Thankful

I'm thankful that my family and my teachers shared the love and skill of reading with me.

Not only do I like to read, but I love sharing the gift of reading with my own children and students even more.  To show my thanks, this blog is devoted to sharing book love, reading resources, and reading strategies from the best.