As soon as my friend Mrs. Kennedy heard it was spelling week at writing camp, she knew just what to teach. Here is a note from Mrs. Kennedy and her teaching video. Hi Writers, I thought of the writers I know and the tools they use to check their spelling as they are writing. Do you… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 21
Hi Readers, My friend, Mrs. Ryan, introduced me to a new story. Click below to listen to her read it aloud. I love this book. What do you think? https://youtu.be/MCvwwK5WhtQ HAPPY READING!
Hi Writers, I bet you are wondering why Hoppy is shaking his head in the photo. I'll let Hoppy tell you the whole story in the video. Today we learn another strategy to help us find our spelling errors. This one might feel a little funny when you first try it. I can't wait to… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 20
Hi Writers, Ranger is cheering because it's spelling week at writing camp. Let's begin! https://youtu.be/3icgiMPEHSI A big THANK YOU to Delilah, Leo, Izzy, Jaxton, Juliette, Laynie and all the other kids who shared their writing with me. Writers - you can go to the Padlet board to learn from these writers. HAPPY WRITING!
Hi Writers, Today Hoppy will show you a command he has been practicing and we look talk about questions to ask yourself as you revised. https://youtu.be/VR33QJPFS1E Thanks for adding your writing to our Padlet Board. HAPPY WRITING!
Hoppy had a rough day. Hi Writers, Hoppy wants to tell you about the mistake he made and I will teach you another way to revise your writing. https://youtu.be/MOFl16gUwFs Thanks for adding your writing to our Padlet Board. HAPPY WRITING!
Hi Writers, I just watched Kate DiCamillo's writing lesson and I thought it was perfect for all of you. Here are Hoppy and Ranger to tell you a bit about it. https://youtu.be/NFR36Uaz-FQ https://youtu.be/oCPRdZ7R3RM I can’t wait to see what you make today. If you want to share your writing, please add it to our Padlet Board.… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 16
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
https://youtu.be/JMqR_H1aEnk Here is the cover and a page from 100 Bugs! A Counting Book by Kate Narita. This is my writing after studying what Kate wrote in 100 Bugs! These are the steps you can use when you write. You can add your writing to our Padlet Board. Families – the Padlet Board is safe… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 3
Hi Writers, Grab your notebook, some paper, or a digital device and lets get writing! https://youtu.be/ZAmPSf5ZPOU Don't forget to read my draft on our Padlet Board. You can add your writing too. Families - the Padlet Board is safe for kids. I approve everything before it is posted. https://padlet.com/tbmulligan/xtj7jk1467zg HAPPY WRITING!
Ranger and Hoppy Hi Writers, Since we are all home from school, I thought it would be fun to be in writing camp together. HERE WE GO.... https://youtu.be/OnjUarviC1s Please share your writing and drawing with everyone in the camp. Just add your pieces to this Padlet Board, I will comment back to you. https://padlet.com/tbmulligan/xtj7jk1467zg HAPPY… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 1
Hi Readers, Isatou Ceesay is one of my heroes. She cleans up the environment in her community, she creates her own business, and she makes beautiful things. Here is a read aloud about her written by Miranda Paul. I hope you don't mind that Ranger and Hoppy are listening too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLQ_zBBMXSs&feature=youtu.be Do you want to… Continue reading A Read Aloud of One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
As soon as I read Melissa Quimby’s post on December 19th, I knew how I would organize my 10 for 10 Nonfiction Picture Book Collection. Each Monday in Melissa's class, she reads a picture book biography aloud for #MeetSomeoneNewMonday. Here are ten picture books of inspirational people I want students to meet: Hector: A Boy, A Protestor,… Continue reading The 2020 Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge #NF10for10
Author and third grade teacher, Jody J. Little is joining the TBR Blogging Team. Jody writes books for middle-grade readers and I got the chance to ask her a few questions: Published in March 2019 Releases on March 10, 2020 What did you learn from writing this book that helps you teach your students? In… Continue reading Exciting News!
Each December, Nerdy Book Club fans nominate their favorite books of the year. The 2019 Nerdies Nomination Ballot is open until December 16th at midnight Eastern Standard Time. It’s not too late to share the titles you love. It was hard to choose, but here are my 2019 nominees. I picked up this stack at… Continue reading The 2019 Nerdies