The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

February 20, 2018
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Top 15 books that teach empathy and kindness to children

As a parent, I feel that one of the most important lessons to teach my children is empathy. Have you ever had your child become saddened about the way another person is being treated in a movie or book? Stories … Continue reading

February 20, 2018
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Leprechaun Traps, Rainbow Crystals, and St. Patrick’s Day STEM Activities

St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to include a little magic in your daily lessons. What could be more fun than mischievous leprechauns, magical rainbows, and pots of gold? Make your classroom celebrations educational and engaging with these STEM, … Continue reading

Grammar Games

February 20, 2018
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Grammar Games and Center Activities

The best method for building grammar and punctuation skills in students’ writing is with repeated exposure throughout the school year. Improve students’ vocabulary, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation with a mixture of interactive games and language review lessons sprinkled into your … Continue reading

February 15, 2018
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Grammar and Punctuation Skills Made Easy for Homeschool

When it comes to teaching proper usage of the English language, including grammar and punctuation, many homeschoolers depend on a combination of two methods: Teach the rules of grammar and usage Review and practice language skills Teach the rules of … Continue reading

February 13, 2018
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Tips for Teaching Multiplication and a Free Multiplication Strategy Printable

Mastering multiplication facts can be a tricky hurdle for students in the upper elementary grades. The patterns are less obvious and the numbers are larger, making those math timed tests feel like an insurmountable task. Help your students learn their … Continue reading

February 12, 2018
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Honoring Abraham Lincoln in Your Homeschooling

Did you know that several presidents of the United States were homeschooled? Abraham Lincoln was one of those homeschooled presidents. He began his life on a farm in Kentucky. His family depended on him to work to help support the … Continue reading