Hoppy fell asleep with his favorite toy while waiting for my Zoom call to end. Hi Writers, Let's spend another day learning ways to revise our writing. Today I will teach you how to change your writing when you revise. https://youtu.be/kTo0YzvpTIE I can’t wait to see what you make today. If you want to share… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 15
Hi Writers, Let's work on how to revise our stories today so our writing changes from good to GREAT! https://youtu.be/X1uX9cfhOcw I can't wait to see what you make today. If you want to share your writing, please add it to our Padlet Board. HAPPY WRITING!
Reading this book to my students in Phnom Penh meant that many of them had never experienced long, cold winter nights, but they could all relate to the temptation Little Snow felt when the bed was so “puffy and big and bouncy.” Kids who are stuck at home right now may get ideas! This is… Continue reading A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin
As we sit in unprecedented times, teachers everywhere are trying so hard to connect with their kids. Some may say they are our students, but to us, they are our kids. We hold them in our heart and treasure every moment we have with them, so this is incredibly hard. Up here in Maine, I'm… Continue reading Connection in the Chaos
Enjoy a read aloud of, The Ladybug Race, written and illustrated by Amy Nielander and published by Pomegrante Kids, a division of Pomegranate Communications, Inc. This amazing wordless picture book tells the story of ladybugs racing to cross a finish line first, but wait, there is a bigger lesson here than who is the fastest...what… Continue reading The Ladybug Race
Thank you, Hoppy and Ranger! I've been missing the kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders who I usually get to visit during Writing Workshop every day. So I thought, maybe we could write letters to each other! Here's a video that can help you think about how to write a letter! https://youtu.be/AfgWp0vG_R8 I hope you… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Lesson 13
Chris Van Dusen's beloved characters of Mr. Magee and his little dog Dee win the heart of every reader! In Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, Van Dusen has this duo head off for a day's adventure of fun on the water. Their day of boating takes an unexpected turn when one playful whale… Continue reading Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, by Chris Van Dusen
Hi Writers, Let's spend one more day learning how to write endings. Today, we will study Melissa Stewart's books to help us write a few endings to our informational pieces. https://youtu.be/mmJ_biOjW9Y You can share photos of your writing and drawing on Padlet. I can't wait to see what you create today. https://padlet.com/tbmulligan/xtj7jk1467zg. HAPPY WRITING!
A new book is born in a very crucial time of all of our lives. I'm very thankful to author Ilima Loomis to give light to this beautiful book as she walks us through a very beautiful and important tradition: a Hawaiian lü'au. Ilima Loomis was born and raised in Hawaii and she lives in… Continue reading Ohana Means Family
Hi Writers, Today is an exciting day. Izzy, a student just like you, is going to help me teach my writing lesson today. Now Izzy and I haven't met, but she can still be our writing teacher! Look at the video and the photos below to see how Izzy revised her ending. https://youtu.be/esMV2YIbFiA I tried… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 11
Unite for Literacy "pictures a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures and cultivate a lifelong love of reading." Check out this amazing online resource for primary readers! It is filled with many nonfiction books that will appeal to young readers. Children can read the… Continue reading Unite for Literacy
Hi Writers, Mocha wants to be part of writing camp too. I hope you don't mind. Today Mocha and I will show you how we organize our materials for writing. Maybe it will give you ideas for how to set up your writing space. https://youtu.be/-lSxLGbez60 Here is where I write each day. You can share… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 10
Just like kids and puppy dogs, I just couldn't tell you which of the many Robert Munsch books is my favorite. BUT... if I were going to be stranded on a desert island (or quarantined in my home) these would be at the top of the list. The Paper Bag Princess is one of my… Continue reading Munsch a Few Books
The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How to Poems Selected by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Richard Jones is a fun book of poetry that will inspire you to write your own poems. I would like to share a few of the poems with you! https://videopress.com/v/1r7nieYT?posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fteachersbooksreaders.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F03%2FIMG_6666-rotated.jpg&preloadContent=metadata @lryan61 shares a few poems… Continue reading The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How to Poems Selected by Paul B. Janeczko
Hi Readers, Emily Arrow writes and sings songs about books. Each Tuesday, at 1:00 PM EST, she will sing live on YouTube. I hope you enjoy her songs as much as I do. https://youtu.be/TMlyVIBFI9w HAPPY READING AND HAPPY SINGING
Hoppy loves to put his whole face in the snow. Hi Writers, Happy Monday! Today we will learn another strategy to try as you draft. Don’t forget to add your writing to Padlet so I can write back to you – https://padlet.com/tbmulligan/xtj7jk1467zg. https://youtu.be/ei_gUWpTcYE Here is the writing I did on Friday. Did you see the information… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 9
Hi Readers, So many of you love Jory John's stories, I thought you would like to hear him read aloud The Good Egg. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5q2Z30Vi5U
Hi Readers, Scott Magoon posted a read-aloud of The Boy Who Cried BIGFOOT and a draw-along video. I love this story and I hope it makes you smile. https://youtu.be/9pPhnRcuCmU Happy Reading!
Hi Writers, Today we will learn how to set a goal when we draft. You will see my writing at the bottom of this post. I hope you laugh when you see Ranger learning how to shake hands. He sure made me laugh. https://youtu.be/l2off832A7s Writers, guess what? Kate DiCamillo, the author of books you might… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 8
What makes this book lovable? You'll be tickled pink by the author's descriptive language. You certainly won't feel blue as you enjoy the vibrant illustrations. You may be macaroni & cheesin' about the "How To" writing that highlights how modern-day crayons are made. Exactly one year ago today (March 19, 2019) The Crayon Man: The… Continue reading Happy Birthday to The Crayon Man by Natascha Biebow!
Hi Writers, Today we learn how to make a plan for our writing. I also tell you about Ranger and how he got in some trouble this morning. Thanks, Izzy, for sharing your writing on Padlet. I loved reading your story. https://youtu.be/lp-RHXOfnD8 Writers – you can add your pieces to the Padlet board too. https://padlet.com/tbmulligan/xtj7jk1467zg.… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 6
Readers ~ Many of us are spending time at home in the next few weeks, and many of us are looking for new and interesting books to read. Have you read all of the books you have at home? Are you interested in trying some new genres or authors? Do you want to hear a… Continue reading Just Keep Reading…
With so many students being out of school, families are looking for read alouds to keep the love of reading alive. Check out these great resources! Author Kate Messner has compiled so many resources from fellow authors and illustrators. https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/ Author Susan Tan put this YouTube channel together. Books, art, and more... Pernille Ripp compiled… Continue reading Awesome Read Aloud Resources
Hi Readers, I love this story and I love to study and learn from the way Oge writes this text. I hope you enjoy it too. Happy Reading! Tammy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_TKhaMv-cI&feature=youtu.be
Hi Writers, Today we learn when to say our writing aloud. Thanks, Juliette and Laynie, for adding your writing to the Padlet board. Did you read my comments? Writers - you can add your pieces to the Padlet board too. https://padlet.com/tbmulligan/xtj7jk1467zg. I can't wait to see what you make today. https://youtu.be/Nk6O37Bmf6Y
Kids love Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae, but they love it even more when it has sounds and songs. After reading this aloud to a first grade class recently, the students all stood up and cheered. The book was front and center at their meeting place on the rug, but Novel Effect, a free,… Continue reading Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
Hi Readers, Guess what? I emailed Bob Shea to ask him if I could read his book aloud to you, and do you know what he said? He said, "YES!" Then he said something even better. Bob told me he read it aloud on YouTube and that I could share it with you. Thanks, Bob!… Continue reading Who Wet My Pants? By Bob Shea
Hi Writers, This is how Ranger looks when he has to wear his coat. Sometimes, he even refuses to walk, and I have to carry him to the car. Now you know why he keeps "losing" his coat. https://youtu.be/ArjCqzS6-Lw You can add your writing to our Padlet Board. Families – the Padlet Board is safe… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 4
Teachers, Joy would love to share her book with your students. Please email her at jnwiederATgmailDOTcom to get the Flipgrid link to share with your students. Your students can hear Joy read her amazing book and ask her questions as well. Joy will respond to students questions on Flipgrid until April fifth. I will be… Continue reading The Passover Mouse by Joy Nelkin Wieder
Hi Readers, My friend Kate Narita is the author of 100 Bugs! A Counting Book, and she is also a fourth-grade teacher. I loved Kate’s book so much that I wanted to share it with kids. Now, Kate wants to share her book with all of you. Thanks, Kate. To hear Kate read aloud her… Continue reading 100 Bugs! A Counting Book by Kate Narita