The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

September 14, 2017
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DIY Pocket Protector Whiteboards

Whiteboards are an essential component of any classroom or homeschool. They offer a variety of methods and modalities for teaching, practicing, and assessing skills without using reams of paper. Whiteboards in the classroom are also highly regarded by students of … Continue reading

Little girl doing science experiement at home with protection glasses.

September 11, 2017
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Science Homeschool Curriculum Guide

Click here to download Evan-Moor’s Science Homeschool Curriculum Guide Learning about science can be a natural extension of a child’s curiosity about the world. Evan-Moor has several resources that use that natural curiosity to teach children science concepts. Each of … Continue reading

Child's head thinking hard about puzzles.

August 17, 2017
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Critical and Creative Thinking Homeschool Curriculum Guide

Click here to download Evan-Moor’s Critical and Creative Thinking Homeschool Curriculum Guide. Critical and creative thinking skills are fabulous tools that kids can use to apply the skills they have learned. If you are looking for resources for your kids … Continue reading

July 31, 2017
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Class Management Strategies: Early Finishers, Morning Work and Brain Breaks

Classroom teachers are transitioning students from one activity to the next throughout the school day. All of these minutes add up by the end of the year.   Make the most out of every classroom minute with these three strategies. They … Continue reading

July 25, 2017
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Homeschool Curriculum Guide for Reading Comprehension

Download your free printable homeschool reading comprehension curriculum guide here! We all want children to be successful readers, and teaching reading comprehension is essential to their success. Reading comprehension is understanding more than the words on the page. It is … Continue reading

July 24, 2017
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Meaningful and Manageable Morning Centers

  This post is intended for those of you who might be newer to teaching and could use just a few tips about morning routines and centers. We partnered with Evan-Moor to bring you this short video and our best … Continue reading

July 18, 2017
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How to Build a Homeschool Writing Curriculum

Download your free printable homeschool writing curriculum guide here! The goal of any successful writing program is for the student to express his or her thoughts in written form. It sounds easy enough, but where do you start? Warm up … Continue reading

July 17, 2017
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DIY Paper Bookmarks

These paper corner bookmarks are simple and easy to make in the classroom or at home – and perfect for a summer reading activity, icebreakers during the first week of school, or a fun classroom activity break. All you need … Continue reading

May 15, 2017
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Creative Writing Prompts for the End of the Year

Summer is just around the corner, and everyone is antsy…including you. Freshen up your weekly writing routine and keep students engaged with some creative writing topics. There are a range of skills practiced in these prompts, such as: letter writing, … Continue reading

April 12, 2017
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Dinosaur Fossils: Earth Science Activity

Dinosaurs are a great topic to sneak into your earth science fossil unit. They engage your students’ interest easily and often produce the best writing samples of the year. This souvenir activity is a memorable way to wrap up your … Continue reading