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Rainbow Name Acrostic Poem in K/1

Acrostic Poem in Kindergarten and First Grade My talented student teacher has been teaching the children about adjectives and character traits. She came up with a project that combined both of these using an acrostic poem format.  The children thought of a character trait to go with each letter of their name.  They used a […]

Does Close Reading Encourage Readers?

Close reading has become a buzz phrase in our schools, classrooms and educational literature after the common core standards began to be implemented across the United States.  Close reading has advocates and critics in abundance.  Many have suggested that close reading as a practice will destroy a readers desire to read.  Others say it is crucial […]

Writing Paper for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities

Hi Everyone, I have created this writing paper to use with my class for Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities. You can easily use it other times with your class for literature, history and social studies.  There are four different styles so you can differentiate for your students. You can download the file below. Martin […]