Banned Books 2014

Kicking off Banned Books Week 2014 with a list of books that were challenged or banned in 2013-2014! Among the titles listed are some YA books, such as Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. There are some more- do you see any of your favorites listed?

Pirate-themed books ahoy!

Arrrr and avast, ye landlubbers! For Talk Like a Pirate Day, here be some selections from the Teaching Materials Center that ye can loot and plunder (temporarily) for your lessons and classrooms:

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The Most Famous Pirates, by Cindy Jenson-Elliott

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Pirates & Smugglers, by Moira Butterfield

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What if You Met a Pirate? : An Historical Voyage of Seafaring Speculation, written & illustrated by Jan Adkins

Blackbeard, the Pirate King, by J. Patrick Lewis

Pirates by John Matthews

What’s New Wednesday: People Ellison Dies!

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Construct a family-themed project with this set of Ellison Dies in the TMC’s Inspiration Station.

Families come in all shapes and sizes (…and species!) Whether your students are dealing with their own family or researching their ancestors, there’s a book out there to go with it. Here are a few titles in our collection to add to your family-themed projects:

  • A chair for always / Vera B. Williams.
  • And Tango makes three / Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell ; illustrated by Henry Cole.
  • Another brother / Matthew Cordell.
  • Is your mama a llama? / by Deborah Guarino ; pictures by Steven Kellogg.
  • Love you forever / written by Robert Munsch
  • My favorite animal families / Steve Bloom
  • The granddaughter necklace / by Sharon Dennis Wyeth ; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline.
  • The great big book of families / by Mary Hoffman ; pictures by Ros Asquith.
  • Two nests / Laurence Anholt ; illustrated by Jim Coplestone.
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theyuniversity:

(Source: Grammar.net)
You can also read up on “who’s” vs. “whose” here.

A great way to remember that dreaded “who” vs. “whom” distinction!

theyuniversity:

(Source: Grammar.net)

You can also read up on “who’s” vs. “whose” here.

A great way to remember that dreaded “who” vs. “whom” distinction!

(via little-miss-student-teacher)

What’s New Wednesday: Assorted Ellison Dies

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Check out this cool set of shapes over in the Inspiration Station!

Here are some fun nonfiction books to go with these shapes:

  • A leaf can be— / by Laura Purdie Salas
  • Baking / by Laura and Jess Tilli
  • Beyond the solar system : exploring galaxies, black holes, alien planets, and more : a history with 21 activities / Mary Kay Carson
  • From wax to crayon / by Robin Nelson
  • Happy birthday to you! : the mystery behind the most famous song in the world / by Margot Theis Raven
  • It’s back to school we go : first day stories from around the world / Ellen Jackson
  • Little green frogs / Frances Barry
  • The cutest critter / story by Marion Dane Bauer
weareteachers:

What do you feel like reading? 

weareteachers:

What do you feel like reading? 

Schools that nurture individual greatness

(Source: fuckyeahradicaled, via hacking-curriculum)

Puppets: Grizzly Bear

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This week’s TMC puppet highlight is the fearsome grizzly bear! You can find the bear and more puppets on the puppet tree. What better way to enhance your read alouds than with a puppet?

Suggested TMC books to go along:

  • Baby Bear by Kadir Nelson
  • Brown Bear, White Bear by Svetlana Petrovic
  • Grizzly Dad by Joanna Harrison
  • Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
  • Searching for Grizzlies by Ron Hirschi
weareteachers:

This is awesome. Periodic table created by student collages of each element.   http://owl.li/A44tE

weareteachers:

This is awesome. Periodic table created by student collages of each element.   http://owl.li/A44tE