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

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

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 28, 2014
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Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and Read Across America Day

The celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday kicks off the annual Read Across America Day in March. As a mother, I enjoy reading with my children and have many fond memories of Dr. Seuss stories in my children’s lives. It wasn’t that long … Continue reading