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cult of pedagogy.pngTeacher nerds, unite! The Cult of Pedagogy is a website described by the author as an "online magazine for anyone who teaches anything." It offers a blog, resource lists, podcasts, and videos for all teachers. 





 Classroom Bookshelf Book Photo.jpgThe Classroom Bookshelf is a blog designed to help teachers use literature in a variety of ways in K-8 classrooms. Each Monday, they feature a recently published book for children or young adults. Find great new books and teaching ideas or build up text sets. Click here to go to the blog.

 



Joyce Sidman is a multi-award winning writer of poetry books for children (and adults!) of all ages. What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings is for students aged 12 and up. Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold is suitable for grades 2-6. Visit her website, where she also has free teaching resources and links to other useful poetry sites.

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Melvis and Elvis is the new book of poetry by Dennis Lee, author of Alligator Pie and Jelly Belly, among many others.  Irreverent, playful, and beautifully illustrated by Jeremy Tankard.


 

 

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The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline is a wonderful exploration of the immigrant experience and the power of stories and language. Highly detailed, rich illustrations add layers of visual meaning and offer opportunities for discussion. Grade 3+.

 

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The Moonshine Dragon, by Cornelia Funke, from Barrington Stoke in the UK, available through amazon.ca. Designed for reluctant readers, the publisher says it is also dyslexia friendly. Grade 2-4.

View a book trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Hwyjf5wuY

Read an excerpt from the first chapter here: http://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/books/the-moonshine-dragon/

 

 

Links to lesson ideas:

http://www.helpreaderslovereading.com/2009/03/ok-book-by-amy-krouse-rosenthal.html

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2011/04/writing-list-poems-are-better-ok