April is National Poetry Month! Book Links Magazine shared a poetry game you can use in your classroom. The object of the game is to start with one poem and connect it to another poem. In essence, you will be creating a chain of poems that connect to one another.
Resources, resources, resources. Guides, study questions, background information. Where does one go for such information!? The library is one great resources if you're available to come. Libraries have biographies, resource books, study guides, internet access, videos and more. Sometimes discussions happen at the spur of the moment. It isn't possible to drive somewhere, research a topic, find the book and return to the classroom. Publishing companies have greatly assisted researchers and questioners.
Confused about reading levels? Scholastic is here to help! Scholastic Publishers created a resources guide about Reading Levels. They charted three systems: Scholastic Guided Reading Level, DRA Level and Lexile Level.
Reading shapes our lives. Words can change our oulook. Books lead us to new adventures. Can you name five books that changed your life? Or five books that are your top favorite books that you would read over and over and over again? Scholastic Books asked and then created an interactive website to showcase You Are What You Read. They asked actors, actresses, authors, teachers, librarians and YOU!