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Teaching with Text Sets

This week, we celebrate the publication of Mary Ann and Erika’s book, Teaching with Text Sets. We wrote Teaching with Text Sets because we have witnessed the power of children’s literature to engage students, inspire deep content exploration, and differentiate instruction. We’ve also seen the potential for digital multimodal texts, like the kinds we regularly […]

Nonfiction and The Classroom Bookshelf

These days it seems that everybody is talking about the Common Core State Standards and nonfiction literature for children and young adults. We couldn’t be more ecstatic about this trend! It’s a fascinating world that we live in, and there is an equally fascinating range of literature for children and young adults to explore it. […]

Titanic

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson Scholastic Press, 2012 IBSN 978-0-545-11674-9 Grades 5-8 Book Review Rhoda Abbott. Olaus Jorgensen Abelseth. Lawrence Beesley. Frank Goldsmith. Charles Lightoller. Mother of two. Swedish immigrant turned South Dakota farmer. Science teacher. Nine year-old. Second officer on the RMS Titanic. All survivors of the disaster, and some of […]

Occupy the Blog

This week, The Classroom Bookshelf is doing something slightly different. Rather than review one book, or even two on a related topic, we will discuss a constellation of books and resources and how to use them in the classroom. We want to honor the work of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Our intention is to […]

Ten Years Ago: Remembering September 11, 2001

This week, The Classroom Bookshelf is offering a different format to provide you with resources to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001 in a way that is appropriate for your students, school, and community. It is early in the school year, and, just like teachers that very day ten years […]