The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

February 24, 2015
by Evan-Moor
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Seven Author Studies Your Kids Will Love

There is something about winter that makes me want to read stacks and stacks of books with a cup of hot tea nearby. My children are doing the same. They find a stack of books, a warm blanket, and read … Continue reading

February 17, 2015
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Common Core Reading and Writing – Ways to Support Students and a Free Sampler of Common Core Lessons!

Research shows that reading and writing are interconnected and interdependent, and that a child’s literacy development is dependent upon the integration of both. The Common Core State Standards further emphasize vocabulary knowledge, close reading, and text-based writing as ways to … Continue reading

February 11, 2015
by Evan-Moor
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For the Love of Letters: Giving Kids Purposeful Writing Practice

Dear Homeschoolers, Isn’t it fun to get a REAL letter in the mail? You know how you are sorting through the bills, the junk mail, and then…there it is: a REAL letter. It makes you smile, right? I would guess … Continue reading

February 3, 2015
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Practice Makes Perfect, or Does it? Top 5 Reasons Students Succeed with Frequent, Focused Practice

We have all heard the phrase “practice makes perfect,” but for parents, teachers, and students with limited time and a myriad of activities, is it still an important part of a student’s day to plan for practice? Studies show that … Continue reading