The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

May 8, 2015
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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

March 24, 2015
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What if my child isn’t reading? Research-based tips to nurture basic reading skills.

Without a doubt, a child’s ability to read proficiently and fluently has proven to be an indicator of success in school. Research shows that “Reading proficiently by the end of third grade is a crucial marker in a child’s educational … Continue reading

March 20, 2015
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Teaching Kids to Think like an Author

Once children are actively reading, the next critical step is getting them to understand the author’s role in a book. After we read a book, it is always interesting to hear my students answer the question, “Why do you think … 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