Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sharing Resources: Dog Bone Soup

Dog Bone Soup by Bette A. Stevens

Bette A. Stevens is a retired elementary and middle school teacher, a wife, mother and grandmother. Her soon-to-be published novel promises to be an excellent read. 

Dog Bone Soup is the  tale of a dysfunctional family struggling to survive in America in the 50s and 60s, when others were living The American Dream. The first chapter will leave you wanting to read more. Ist Chapter of Dog Bone Soup

More information about Bette A. Stevens and her upcoming novel can be found at Bette A. Stevens

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sharing Resources: Song for Papa Crow

Song for Papa Crow by Marit Menzin

The Story is Powerful! 

A message of self-acceptance  is embedded in the experience of one little crow and the community of birds in which he lives. Little Crow loves to sing, and Papa Crow loves his song. But when Little Crow shares his crow songs with the other birds at the big old tree, they laugh and scatter. This is where the adventure begins.

The Art is Exceptional!

The illustrations are beautiful paper collages that deserve a place in any art-lover's collection. Marit Menzin is a gifted artist who has the unique ability to blend this gift with her outstanding story-telling. Learn more about Marit and Papa Crow on her Amazon page: Song for Papa Crow

Sharing Resources: Queen Vernita's Educational Series

Dawn Menge has won nineteen national awards as a self-published author of the Queen Vernita's Educational Series. Dawn weaves her real-life experience as a teacher, parent, grandparent and world traveler into  each adventure.

It is often difficult to find reading material, with a geographical bent, that both informs and entertains young people. Dawn has hit the mark with this carefully crafted series.

You can learn more about Queen Vernita and her adventures on Amazon. Dawn Menge 

Sharing Resources: Miss Lando's Math Tutoring

If you live in the bay area (Northern CA) you have an excellent math resource at your fingertips. Miss Lando's Math Tutoring

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

29 Reading Activities $5.00

Reading Activities Link

I created Reading Activities to use in my classroom. They have since been published and used successfully in elementary, secondary, adult, special day and resource reading classes. Many activities can be used with any subject area and grade level.

Activities are fun and increase student engagement. They may be used to introduce new material or practice previously-taught skills and concepts. 

Air Tracing for Sound Retention
Alphabet Line
Build a Story
Choral Reading With Finger Tracing
Comprehension Competition 
Correction of Mistakes
Decoding Practice Using Rules
Dictionary Skills 
Fifteen Second Read
Fish Bowl Names
Flash Cards
Flashlight Practice
Four Group Check
Go Fish
Match the Meaning
Mystery Sentences
Oral Sentence Construction
Paper Rotation for Peer Editing
Pair Check
Paired Reading Practice
Paper Rotation for Peer Editing
Quick Draw
Read, Repeat, Spell, Write
Reading Line
Reading Rows
Worksheet Correction

Monday, November 24, 2014

Geography Lesson worth sharing!

The Author:
Kris Bales is the classically eclectic, slightly Charlotte Mason homeschooling mom to three amazing kids, the Christ-following, sweet tea addicted wife to one unbelievably supportive husband, and the formerly obese, couch-potato-turned-healthy runner of a bunch of 5K races and two half-marathons. 

If you are teaching geography, taking a look at this lesson is-
well worth your time. The primary link named Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers is always filled with great ideas.