The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

May 8, 2015
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End of the Year Book Report Project Ideas and Forms

What’s the best book that you’ve read this year? Turn that question into a hands-on book report project. Students can choose their favorite book for imaginative reports and create trading cards, mobiles, pop-up books, board games, and more! Use these … Continue reading

February 24, 2015
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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

June 4, 2014
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Lesson Roundup: Activities for the End of the School Year and Summer Learning

Whether you’re looking for a quality lesson to fill a gap in your lesson plan or an educational activity to keep your child learning over the summer, use this blog as a resource! This “lesson roundup” features Joy of Teaching … Continue reading

February 26, 2014
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John Steinbeck and Favorite Author Book Reports

This week is the birthday anniversary of one of my favorite authors and a local legend, John Steinbeck (born February 27, 1902). Our corporate office sits in “Steinbeck Country,” between the Salinas Valley and Monterey Bay, which John Steinbeck depicted … Continue reading